The Barber Of Shavingham. Image shows from L to R: Trevor Sorbet (Tom Sadler), Rod Barnet (Pete Sorel-Cameron), Farmer Matty (Will Kenning), Vicky Barnet (Lara Stubbs), Esteve the Matador (Rob Castell). Copyright: BBC.

The Barber Of Shavingham

BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. 1 episode in 2012. Stars Rob Castell, Tom Sadler, Lara Stubbs, Pete Sorel-Cameron and Will Kenning.

The Barber Of Shavingham

Acapella group Barbershopera present a musical comedy about a Spanish matador who inherits a barber shop in sleepy Norfolk

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Rob Castell, Tom Sadler, Lara Stubbs, Pete Sorel-Cameron and Will Kenning
Rob Castell and Tom Sadler
Ben Walker

A musical comedy from the multi-award-winning acapella group Barbershopera.

Esteve Johnson, a flamboyant Spanish matador, arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Shavingham, Norfolk to claim his inheritance after his estranged barber father's sudden death. At first viewed with suspicion, Esteve wins over the locals, falls for beautiful town crier Vicky and starts a turf war with rival hairdresser Trevor Sorbet.

Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre and performed in pitch-perfect five-part harmony this is an upbeat, funny and fantastical play about family, loyalty, love and hairdressing.

It is adapted from Barbershopera's award-winning live comedy musical which sold out in Edinburgh, plus a 5 week London West End run and national tour.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 24th December 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
Episode length
45 minutes

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