One for all and all for one in family drama

Dress rehearsal for production of The Three Musketeers at the Community Centre in Aldborough. The sc

Dress rehearsal for production of The Three Musketeers at the Community Centre in Aldborough. The script has been written by James Green, 21, and the show features his dad Duncan Green, 49 and his sister Maisie Green, 17. James' mum Sharon Green, 44, is also responsible for costumes. Pictured from left is Duncan, James, Maisie and Sharon. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The Three Musketeers are famous for being brothers in arms and a show inspired by the swashbuckling swordsmen is certainly a family affair.

Four members of the Green family have teamed up to play their part in this year's production by a north Norfolk drama group,

The Aldborough Players' panto The Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan is written and directed by 21 year old James Green.

While James provides the stage direction sister Maisie and dad Duncan are taking starring roles as brave D'Artagnan and the scheming Cardinal Richelieu.

Completing the quartet is mum Sharon who is charge of costumes for the show which is being staged at Aldborough Community Centre next month.

Aspiring author James also works with his dad as teaching assistants at Aldborough Primary School.

He said: 'It has been really good working together and there has not been too many family issues. Having a sounding board at home turn to other family members and ask what they think has been really useful.

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'The show has been inspired more by the recent BBC drama than the novel and sees the French royal family getting sent to Aldborough. It is not a traditional panto, but there are lots of dodgy French accents, songs and jokes.'

Duncan, who also had a starring role in last year's production of Sherlock Holmes with Maisie said it had been 'good fun' taking direction from his son.

He added: 'Like everybody else I have had to go along with what he says. It has been a bit tricky for Maisie and James and there has been little bit of sibling rivalry, but they managed to come to an agreement when there have been issues. James has had a little bit of help from the older hands and we are really looking forward to getting on stage.'

Sharon has been involved in a production for the first time this year in charge of costumes.

'I did this as a favour for my son as amateur dramatics are not normally my thing,' she explained. 'I have a vision about how I want the character to look and D'Artagnan has Adam Ant vibe.

'James has done exceptionally well, it has taken him out of his shell and he has even been singing on the stage in rehearsal for someone who's part he took.'

The Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan takes place at Aldborough Community Centre from Wednesday, February 3 to Saturday, February 6. Tickets are available from Aldborough Post Office.