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Beyond the Barricade returns to the Playhouse

Beyond the Barricade returns to the Playhouse

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IF you love your big West End musicals then the chances are Beyond the Barricade needs no introduction.

The show that cherry picks the best musical numbers has delighted audiences throughout the UK and Europe for more than a decade now.

Their secret would appear to be the exciting concert portrayals of the greatest songs in musical theatre that they perform live.

Authentically recreating original West End and Broadway hits, the cast, made up of past principal performers from Cameron MacIntosh’s long-running Les Miserables (hence the title of the show), present a block-busting, two-hour show.

Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, together with an ensemble of talented musicians, 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, perhaps unsurprisingly, with a spectacular finale from Les Miserables.

Andy Reiss and David Fawcett devised Beyond the Barricade after appearing in the Manchester and London casts of Les Miserables.

Fawcett played the lead role of Jean Valjean in both productions, while Reiss has played most of the male characters, including Enjolras and Valjean.

He still remains the only person to take on the job of being the shows resident director and perform in it at the same time.

Also on stage is Katie Leeming, who joined Beyond the Barricade after playing Eponine in the West End production, and Rebecca Vere who played Cosette.

Don’t miss the return of Beyond the Barricade to experience a night at the theatre like no other - an chance to enjoy all the highlights while managing to miss out on the boring bits in between.

Beyond The Barricades, Playhouse, Greenside Place, tonight, 7.30pm, £26.40, 0844-871 3014