By Alexandre Dumas
In a musical adaptation by Rob Castell and Tom Sadler
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
This time Barbershopera have swords!
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.
Blackadder meets Gilbert & Sullivan in a joyous hour of musical comedy. The 17th century just got cool again. All for fun and fun for all!
“Fun of the highest order … a fantastic romp.”
“Unashamedly silly and superbly delivered.”
THREE WEEKS ★★★★
“Wonderfully witty wordplay, ridiculous rhymes, ludicrous lyrics, innocuous innuendos and absurd alliteration … Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny”
FRINGE GURU ★★★★★
“Absurd levels of craziness.”
NEW CURRENT ★★★★★
“A truly magical performance. Gorgeous original songs and unaccompanied close part harmonies.”
CURTAIN UP ★★★★★
Book, Music and Lyrics by Rob Castell and Tom Sadler
Directed by Sarah Tipple
Designed by Molly Einchomb
Choreography by Russell Smith
Lighting Design by Robin Fisher
Produced by David Luff for Darbourne Luff
Starring Lara Stubbs, Rob Castell, Pete Sorel-Cameron and Richard Holt