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 company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Monday 24th December 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Episode length
- 45 minutes