Beyond the Barricade

Stars of the musical Les Misérables are coming to the Borders!

Recreating West End and Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Misérables presents a blockbusting two-hour show that is considered to be the UK’s favourite musical theatre concert.

With a tour which has covered the UK, Spain, Malta, Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia, Beyond the Barricade is now in its 20th successive year. Now, our very own Hawick Town Hall is set to be the next host of this, the UK’s longest-running musical theatre concert tour, which delivers the best of Broadway and the West End, with a stunning finale from Les Misérables.

This brand-new show for 2019 will include many of the best numbers that have made Beyond the Barricade popular. The 20th Anniversary concerts feature David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss (Enjolras & Resident Director for the National Tour of Les Misérables) Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band, capturing the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals.

So, what can you at Hawick Town Hall expect? Show Director, Andy Reiss told us, “We take our audience on a journey through some of the greatest stage musicals including Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Blood Brothers, The Lion King, Hamilton and, of course, Les Misérables.”

A former Les Misérables performer himself, Reiss went on to say, “I wanted to make sure the songs were true to the original versions so that the audience could invest in sitting and listening to a concert version but be completely immersed in the storytelling of each particular song.”

This is what Hamish, our Events and Programming Officer had to say:

“We are proud to be hosting the epic Beyond the Barricade as part of their 20th anniversary tour. Hawick Town Hall is a fantastic venue, and we really can’t wait to see these high-quality West End performers come to the local hall for what will be a night of incredible music for all the family.  And this is just part of the exciting and varied programme of events we have taking place across the Borders this year.”

Beyond the Barricade starts at 19:30 on 22 February at Hawick Town Hall, have you got your tickets yet?

Tickets are £22 and available from or by calling Border Events on 01750 725480.