Beyond The Barricade - Blackpool Grand Theatre
Feb 5, 2019
The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Miserables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals. To this day every musical note is still played and sung live – very rare indeed.
‘Beyond the Barricade’ features songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, Miss Saigon and many others, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables!
Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience are watching the original performance. This incredible concert is now in its 19th successive year.
‘The pièce de résistance is ‘One Day More’ – a song which is normally performed by eight principals, a 25 strong ensemble and a 40-piece orchestra. Beyond the Barricade has four singers and four musicians – it is simply an astonishing and spectacular performance.’ – Mid Sussex Times
‘Everyone waits for the Les Miserable ending and it still amazes me how they perform One Day More with just the four of them. It has to be seen to be believed.’ – Crawley Observer
‘Beyond the Barricade has been touring since 1999, and it’s easy to see why the show & cast have developed an almost cult-like following.’ – Stone ReviewerReturn to News