Antony Eden will appear in The Three Musketeers – attempted by FoolHardy written by Sydney Stevenson and directed by Joseph O’Malley, which also stars Robert Lindsay as the Narrator.
The classic tale of The Three Musketeers is brought to you by the inconceivable, unimaginable and fantastical FoolHardy Theatre… a company with questionable theatrical training, no experience and no taste. What could possibly go wrong? The full cast is Robert Lindsay (Narrator) are Dianne Pilkington (Sarah Noble), David Bedella (Josh Hemingway), Matthew Curnier (Greg Matthews), Antony Eden (David Du Lesley), Sarah Kameela Impey (Jamie Aston) and Lydea Perkins (Maisie Stephens).
The production runs online 15 – 20 June 2021. Tickets are on sale here
You’re appearing in The Three Musketeers – attempted by FoolHardy, what can you tell us about it?
It’s a fun romp through a classic tale, with an excellent framing device of the FoolHardy company putting on the play, which really adds to the drive of the comedy. It’s fast paced, silly, funny and surprising. And, it’s got Robert Lindsay in it. What’s not to like?
It sounds like a lot of fun, what are the challenges of working on a show like this?
Covid. That’s the big challenge. So, we have to do socially distanced comedy and don’t get to rehearse together. We all have to hit the ground running and build the rhythms and relationships really quickly… which hopefully adds to the madcap nature of the story.
How do you think Sydney Stevenson’s writing helps bring this adaptation to life?
She’s kept the pace cracking along and delivered the framing device of “Foolhardy Productions” which has enabled the Dumas’ characters and the FoolHardy actors who play them to interrelate. There are some lovely juxtapositions where the Dumas characters are at odds with the actors who play them meaning the actor will break from the script to give their piece of mind. There are also lovely moments where the ‘actor’ and the Character are in sync to great comic effect.
What’s it been like working with the rest of the cast?
Brief! Though they seem like a lovely bunch and we got a lot done and had many laughs in the few hours we were together.
How have you found working on digital theatre, is it something you’d like to do more of?
It’s felt very much like recording an audio play with lovely people and a fun script… which has been a terrific experience. It’s big, broad brush stroke stuff with the nuance coming from playing around with the other actors, creative team and script. Yes, it’s great and enjoyable but it is quite a different discipline to theatre.
What would you say to anyone thinking of booking to watch The Three Musketeers – attempted by FoolHardy?
Just do it! It’s fun, fast paced, light and exciting and you get Robert Lindsay along with a whole host of bonkers characters. What more could you possibly want?!