More riotous comedy from Barbershopera

editorial image

FOLLOWING rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, best new musical and best lyrics accolades at the Musical Theatre Matters Awards, a West End season, and a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of their first show, Barbershopera are now touring their third production for the first time.

The comedy barbershop quartet with three guys and a girl formed in 2007 performing standalone songs, before making a full-length a cappella musical Barbershopera to take to the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe.

Barbershopera II: The Barber of Shavingham followed the next year in a co-production with Seabright Productions, and Barbershopera III: Apocalypse No! is their third comedy musical.

In this new production they’re going apocalyptic. God summons four dastardly horsemen to unleash total destruction on the world, but unfortunately Beth turns up instead of Death. Cue mistaken identity, four-part harmony and at least one hobby-horse.

Apocalypse No! is written and performed by Rob Castell and Tom Sadler together with collaborator and director Sarah Tipple - the same brilliant team who made The Barber of Shavingham. And performers Lara Stubbs and Pete Sorel‐Cameron complete the quartet onstage.

Director Sarah Tipple’s other recent work includes Bay and the parallel production of Annie Get Your Gun, both at the Young Vic, and associate direction on Dirty Dancing in the West End.

Barbershopera III: Apocalypse No! will be at the Old Town Hall Theatre, Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday, March 23, 8pm.

Call the box office on 01442 228091 for tickets or go online at