Barbershopera: The Three Musketeers

By Alexandre Dumas
In a musical adaptation by Rob Castell and Tom Sadler
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Reinventing Alexandre Dumas’ classic story with some fresh four-part harmonies, our three guys and a girl sing you through the epic adventure of D’Artagnan and The Three Musketeers.

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.”

“Wonderfully witty wordplay, ridiculous rhymes, ludicrous lyrics, innocuous innuendos and absurd alliteration … Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny”

“Absurd levels of craziness.”

“A truly magical performance. Gorgeous original songs and unaccompanied close part harmonies.”

Wed 1 – Mon 27 August, 11.05pm

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


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