Friday, 15 August 2014

Preview: Beyond the Barricade at Sunderland Empire

Beyond the Barricade - 15th Anniversary Tour
Sunderland Empire
Saturday 6 September 2014

Beyond the Barricade continues to delight audiences and is back to celebrate its 15th fantastic year with a sensational new show, calling at Sunderland Empire for one night only on Saturday 6 September 2014.

2014 marks a milestone for Beyond the Barricade as they celebrate 15 Years on the road with their exciting portrayal of the greatest songs in Musical Theatre. Recreating West End and Broadway hit songs with amazing authenticity, and performed by a cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables. All performed totally live!

Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, together with their own ensemble of talented musicians, this brand new production reflects Beyond the Barricade's 15 Year history and features songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Wicked, The Lion King, West Side Story, Evita, Blood Brothers, and many more.

The vocalists in Beyond the Barricade have all played principal roles in Les Miserables, both in the West End and the National Tours, so this new Anniversary Tour will also contain a spectacular new extended section devoted to this classic musical.

Andy Reiss and David Fawcett devised 'Beyond the Barricade' after appearing in the Manchester and London casts of Les Miserables. 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. Andy 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 Miserables, and Rebecca Vere who played Cosette in Les Miserables.

Andy, David, Katie and Rebecca also featured in the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert, staged at the O2 Arena, London. Katie Leeming appeared with the Les Miserables cast on the televised Classical Brits awards and the = Royal Variety Show. Katie and Rebecca were ensemble vocalists in the Les Miserables movie.

Tickets priced £20.50 can be purchased in person from the Box Office on High Street West, Sunderland or from £23.40 from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* and online at
*Booking fees apply to telephone and online sales.

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