Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, Beyond the Barricade is made up of a cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables in the West End.
“Quietly demanding and unforgettable […] disturbing and thought-provoking […] beautifully written.” – The Scotsman on Instructions for Border Crossing
It’s a modern quest story where on their journey, the young diverse lead characters have to confront debt, poverty, blackmail, loss, fear, the trauma of a flight from a foreign land and the omnipresent threat of gangland violence.
“… although he hasn’t ditched the airily intricate, exploratory and almost meditative guitar style that’s made his name, his new songs are more direct, bigger and surprisingly hooky in places” – Metro
“I am excited to bring this unique collaboration to premiere at HOME,” says Liz Richardson, “and merge the open water swimming community and theatre world into one atmospheric hour!”
One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, Once will embark on its first major UK tour from January 2020, making its York premiere at Grand Opera House from Monday 3 – Saturday 8 February 2020.