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Royal Wedding spoof hits the internet
AN Amersham farm is at the centre of a Royal Wedding internet video spoof.
Comedy quartet Barbershopera filmed a light-hearted take on the marriage between Prince William and Kate Middleton at the farm on Whielden Street in Old Amersham.
Entitled I Could Have Married Kate, the skit song tells the pain of four young people who have missed out on winning her affections.
Rob Castell, one of the writers and Barbershopera baritone, said: "Our designer Molly Einchcomb's mum Bun owns the farm and we thought it would be the perfect setting for the video.
"We wanted somewhere quintessentially English and we'd performed in a barn there before so we asked if we could again."
The Midlands group formed in 2007 and have performed in the West End and at the Edinburgh Festival.
The video has been picked up by the national media and has been streamed on various websites.
Rob, from Reading, continued: "You can see how much excitement there is about the wedding, but there's also an element of ridiculous hysteria about the whole thing that we wanted to satirise.
"I also wanted to dance around in a horse costume!"
He added: "It's actually a compliment to Kate. We're sending up the fact that everybody loves her and wants to be her king.
"And everybody loves a four-part-harmony-three-guys-and-a-girl-boy-band-parody music video don't they?"
Molly said: "I've been the designer for about two years for their productions, it was great to be able to film the video at our family home in Amersham.
"I think the video is excellent and has turned out really well."
Ben Walker, producer, said: "It was important to get the tone right. It would have been very unimaginative to just have a go at the royal family - and not really in tune with what most people feel about the wedding.
"But this idea enables us to channel the silliness and good-natured fun-poking that Barbershopera are all about."
To watch the video go to http://youtu.be/65g20v3PzoM
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