The Three Musketeers
by Chris Liversidge published June 2012
Suitable for All Groups
Chris Liversidge's delightful swashbuckler is based on the characters created by Alexandre Dumas. All the well known characters appear, including D'Artagnan and the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. Inventive set pieces include living portraits from the Louvre, a very funny game of musical chairs, and a parody tennis match featuring a certain Jean-Pierre McEnroe. And, of course, sword fights galore against the Cardinal's guards.
D'Artagnan sets off for Paris desperate to become a musketeer, followed, unbeknown to him by his mother Madame Beaujolais. He soon becomes involved in a web of intrigue and along with the Three Musketeers foils the wicked Cardinal Richelieu's plans to expose the Queen as a treasonous hussy. Assisted by his sweetheart Constance, he retrieves the Queen's engagement necklace given to her by the King - just in time to save the day.
Players: 7 male 8 female 5 male or female
Cast: DArtagnan (PB), Constance Bonacieux (PG), Madame Beaujolais (Dame), DArtagnans mother, Athos, Porthos and Aramis (Musketeers, all played as principal boys), Cardinal Richelieu (Baddie), Comte de Rochefort, Brie & Camembert (Rocheforts henchmen), King Louis, Queen Anne, Milady (Lady de Winter), Monsieur de Treville (head Musketeer), Duke of Buckingham, (English envoy), Pomme Fritte (secretary, The Living Portraits: Mona Lisa, the Laughing Cavalier, and William Shakespeare, Mangetout (horse), Husband, Mayor, Jean Pierre McEnroe, Tailor
Sets: Various scenes in and around Paris (including tab scenes)
Period: 17th century France
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes supplied
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