Beyond the Barricade’ has delighted audiences throughout the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and New Zealand for nearly two decades, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live!
Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Misérables, present a blockbusting two-hour show, and is now established as the nation’s favourite musical theatre concert.
Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Poppy Tierney, together with their own 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, Hamilton and many others, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Misérables!
Andy Reiss and David Fawcett devised ‘Beyond the Barricade’ after appearing in the Manchester and London casts of Les Misérables. David played the lead role of Jean Valjean in both of these productions, and Andy played most of the male characters, including Enjolras and Valjean, and 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 the lead role of Eponine in the West End production of Les Misérables. Katie appeared with the Les Misérables Cast on the televised Classical Brits awards and the Royal Variety Show, and she was also an ensemble vocalists in the Les Misérables movie. Poppy Tierney played Cosette in Les Misérables on the UK Tour and in the West End. Poppy has also played leading roles in Evita, The Witches of Eastwick, and Miss Saigon. Poppy has just completed filming for the new Abba film, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Andy, David, Katie and Poppy also featured in the LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert, staged at the O2 Arena, London.