Beyond the Barricade

Beyond the Barricade     

Fri 28 July 8pm   

Moved to The Anne Boleyn Stage

Beyond the Barricade are celebrating an incredible 24 years touring the UK, and are firmly established as the longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour ever! Featuring past-principal performers from Les Misérables, Beyond the Barricade delivers a wonderful performance of the best loved songs from Broadway and the West End, ending of course with a stunning finale from Les Misérables.

David Fawcett

David Fawcett spent 2 years in the West End production of ‘Les Misérables’ where he played Brujon, the Bishop of Digne and the leading role of Jean Valjean on many occasions, having previously spent 13 months in the original Manchester production of the show. He also appeared in the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables at the Albert Hall in 1995, and the Euro 96 closing ceremony at Wembley Stadium.

David’s roles have included, Jesus in the rock musicals ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Godspell’, the Emcee in ‘Cabaret’ and Sky Masterson in ‘Guys and Dolls’.

He teamed up with producer Nigel Stewart, and Andy Reiss, the other original Barricade boy!, to direct the highly acclaimed production of ‘Annie’ in Guildford and Portsmouth, starring comedienne Faith Brown in her first stage musical role.

David has also directed ‘Godspell’, ‘Chicago’ and ‘The Best little Whorehouse in Texas’ as well as writing, performing and directing pantomimes.

Recently he directed ‘The Passion’ a huge commemorative event for a Sussex town which played to more than 5000 people.

He also co-formed the theatre company ‘Amusing Little Productions’ with Sally-Anne Leigh, producing ‘Once a Catholic’ and ‘Up’ n Under’.

David also writes and directs corporate video programmes and events.

Sarah Ryan

Sarah was BBC Choirgirl of the year at age 15. She has performed as Cosette in Les Miserables and as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera.She was also in the original London cast of Beauty and the Beast.

Sarah has also performed in Evita, and Jerry Springer the Opera, and played Josephine in HMS Pinafore for Opera Della Luna,

She is Soprano soloist for the English National Orchestra, performing concerts across the UK. Sarah is a founding member of classical crossover group Access All Arias. She can also be heard on many movie soundtracks, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Into The Woods, and Alice In Wonderland, and she has also contributed Backing Vocals for Robbie Williams, Eric Clapton…and Susan Boyle!

Andy Reiss

Andy was cast in the first UK production of Les Miserables to appear outside of the West End.

Andy stayed with Les Miserables throughout its residency at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. He was thrilled to be offered the job of assistant to the Resident Director after such a short time on the professional scene and quotes the time spent working with, and watching the creative team on Les Mis – Ken Caswell and John Caird – worth a three year course at any drama college.

Andy has also performed in Les Miserables in Dublin and Edinburgh and after a two year break from the show he returned as the Resident Director for the 1st National Tour. Andy can also be seen as the Paris Pimp in the 10th Anniversary Concert at The Royal Albert Hall. He was very happy to be chosen as one of the fifty costumed characters from a company hand-picked from the worldwide casts of Les Miserables.

He has played Che in Evita in the UK National Tour, and performed in Chess, both in the UK and Norway. He was also musical director for Annie in Portsmouth and Guildford and he directed the first UK production of Seussical in Glasgow, and then was MD for the same show at the Teatru Manoel in Malta in 2006.

Andy has worked as MD on a new production of The Rocky Horror Show, and was seen in his critically acclaimed performance, starring as Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde at the Teatru Manoel, Malta in Jekyll & Hyde

Kate Leeming

Katie is originally from Sutton Coldfield, UK and trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama.

She spent three years in the West End playing various roles, including Eponine in Les Misérables (Palace Theatre), understudy Florinda in La Cava (Picadilly Theatre) and Izz Huet in Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Savoy Theatre).She was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and spent three years at the Edinburgh Festival, where she won a Fringe First for her role as Ice Queen, and her choreography.

Katie joined Beyond the Barricade in 2002, following her time in Les Misérables. After two years she left to play the role of Carrie in ITV’s drama Single, and returned to home turf in The Wizard of Oz at The Birmingham Rep. She has also appeared in several television commercials, including Wrigleys and Acuvue Advance and recorded various voiceovers for Heart and Galaxy FM.

Katie was delighted to return to Beyond the Barricade in 2005 and since then has been involved with Opus Theatre Company, and recently played the role of Mrs Spatchcock in House of Pain at The Lichfield Garrick Theatre.

She appeared in the 25th Anniversary concert at the O2, and was delighted to be asked to perform at The Royal Variety Performance 2010 at The Palladium Theatre. Her involvement with Les Misérables continues with the televised performance of The Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as appearing on the soundtrack to the hugely successful Les Misérables film.


Theatre Lawn Unseated Tickets
Lawn Unreserved Ticket ADULT£24.50
Lawn Unreserved Ticket CHILD£18.00
Discounted Joint Theatre Lawn and Garden Ticket ADULT£38.25
Discounted Joint Theatre Lawn and Garden Ticket CHILD (under 15)£26.60

Pre-Theatre suppers in the Guthrie Pavilion are available before this performance. 
Here is the menu.
Please book your theatre tickets first, then follow this link to reserve your table.

Bookings start from 6pm, we recommend arriving at least an hour before the performance starts so you don’t have to rush your meal.

PLEASE NOTE: You have made a table reservation only, you may be asked to pre-order by the catering team in advance of the date and all meals and drinks are to be paid for on the night.

The Anne Boleyn Stage

The Anne Boleyn Stage is situated on Anne Boleyn’s Walk. As you walk from the lake View Car Park towards the Two Sisters Theatre it is there on your left. We will not have a cover for the audience on this lawn, you can sit under the trees, bring the biggest umbrella you have, if necessary, but no gazebos please. Our seating is unfortunately currently in our condemned theatre, it is not safe for us to collect it. Please bring something to sit on, your picnic table if you like and we always love it when we see your candelabras.

The Theatre Bar will be accessible and open on the theatre lawn before the show and during the interval for hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream and snacks.

NEW for 2023 – freshly made crêpes. Savoury, sweet and allergy friendly options available from the concession by the lake, before shows only. Here is the menu

Please check our access page for further information.