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La Baronnade – Christchurch

Wonderful musicians but even better fraudsters.

  • 19th September
  • Christchurch

A ‘stooge’, a ‘plant’, an accomplice hidden in the crowd.

Les Grooms (The Bellboys) have become masters in the art of using this tradition to their own creative ends.

Les Grooms hide their opera singers in the most unexpected places and in the most unlikely costumes. Sometimes there’s even more confusion when a real spectator joins in the game and turns out to be an excellent musician. But the most startling effect of all is when – to the surprise of everyone – a whole chorus hidden in the audience suddenly breaks into Verdi.

Prepare for surprises as these wonderful musicians bamboozle even the most blasé amongst us!

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