In 2008 our head coach, Paul, was asked to choregraph the sword fighting scene for a production of the Scarlet Pimpernel, performed at the Liverpool Empire Theatre.
The photograph on the left shows the scene with the principal actors Mike Carroll and Jason Weightman.
Two videos are available on YouTube:
Stage combat sword fight duel Scarlet Pimpernel,- rehearsal.
Duel scene Scarlet Pimpernel stage combat sword fight duel performance
In 2014, Swords Fencing Club were asked to work with Red Union Films (the production team behind the 2009 film Awaydays) on their award winning ( Nashville Film Festival 2016) film The Voilators starting Brogan Ellis and Lauren McQueen.
Filming took place in Rock Ferry where Sue and Catherine made appearances as extras, Laura and Janet were both fencing stunt doubles.
Paul played the part of the fencing referee. Behind the scenes, he choreographed the fencing bout and is also credited as the fencing stunt coordinator.
A trailer of the film is available to watch on YouTube.
More recently, in 2019, Paul has once again worked creating, rehearsing and directing fencing scenes for the stage, Suitcase Theatre's production of Hamlet which ran production of Hamlet which ran for four nights at the Theatr Clwyd.
Hamlet rehearsal: Left, Robert Derry (Laertes). Centre, Gwyn Brick (Osric). Right, Ally Goodman (Hamlet).