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Barbershopera: The Three Musketeers

This is a 2012 show that has now finished.
Barbershopera: The Three Musketeers. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

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Comedy starring Will Kenning, Rob Castell, Lara Stubbs and Pete Sorel-Cameron that was performed at Pleasance Courtyard at 11:05pm for 1 hour, on the following days in August 2012.

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Barbershopera are back! And this time they have swords. With her village under threat of destruction by the villainous Cardinal Richtea, young Nicole D'Artagnan must dress up as a man and head to Paris in hope of joining the famous King's Musketeers. Reinventing the classic adventure story with fresh four-part harmonies, the three guys and a girl sing you through this epic tale. The 17th century just got cool again. All for fun and fun for all! Musical Theatre Matters Award winners three years running (2008-2010). 'A feast of frenetic ridiculousness and superb singing' ***** (Scotsman).

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Barbershopera are back. And this time they have swords. Reinventing Alexander Dumas' classic adventure story with some fresh four-part harmonies, the three guys and a girl sing you through the epic adventure of D'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers.

With her village under threat of destruction at the hands of the villainous Cardinal Richtea, young Nicole D'Artagnan must dress up as a man and head to Paris in hope of joining the famous King's Musketeers. But murky happenings plague the progress of our heroine and her new-found trio of friends as they battle corruption, femme fatales and the cultural confusions brought on by a quest to England. The 17th Century just got cool again. All for fun and fun for all!

Barbershopera is a comedy barbershop quartet featuring three guys and a girl and since 2007 has charmed audiences across the UK and internationally with their award-winning work. Their shows always retain the original, simple premise: three guys and a girl singing a fully formed a cappella musical.

The group has gone from strength to strength: winning a total of five Musical Theatre Matters awards over three years at the Edinburgh Festival; performing in London's West End two years running; entertaining audiences around the UK on three successive tours; winning awards at South Korea's foremost Musical Theatre Festival (Best Actor & Best Actress - Rob Castell and Lara Stubbs); and adapting their first show as an afternoon play for BBC Radio 4. They have received critical acclaim from The Times, Guardian, Independent, Time Out and The Telegraph and were featured in the Independent on Sunday as one of the top Youtube comedy groups in the country, receiving tens of thousands of hits for their music videos.