Chance to enjoy special outdoor celebration of West End shows

Ollie George, right, and Jon Carnall from Outside Live are organising outdoor shows at Taverham Hall

Ollie George, right, and Jon Carnall from Outside Live are organising outdoor shows at Taverham Hall.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fans of hit musicals are being given the chance to enjoy West End spectacle in a special open air setting this weekend.

Beyond The Barricade is one of two events being brought to Taverham Hall Preparatory School this sum

Beyond The Barricade is one of two events being brought to Taverham Hall Preparatory School this summer.Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

Beyond The Barricade, a touring production featuring highlights from shows such as The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, is to be presented in the grounds of Taverham Hall Preparatory School, near Norwich, on Saturday.

The audience will be able to enjoy picnics in the beautiful grounds from 5pm before the show takes to the stage at 7.30pm.

The show, starring West End performers, has been performed in traditional theatre venues across the country but this is the first time it will take to the stage outside.

It is one of two outdoor shows Norwich-based Outside Live is bringing to the city this summer, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra set to perform a concert celebrating the iconic movie music of John Williams on August 27.

Andy Reiss, Beyond the Barricade's co-creator alongside David Fawcett, said: 'Beyond the Barricade gives musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment – but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience were listening to the original performance.'

Ollie George, who runs Outside Live with Jon Carnall, said: 'We are really excited to be working with Beyond The Barricade on their first outdoor show. What better way to spend a summer evening in Norfolk than enjoying some of the West End's most talented stars performing some of the West End's most popular songs?'

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Beyond The Barricade is at Taverham Hall School on Saturday. Grounds open at 5pm. Tickets £19 (£17.50 concessions). For more information and to book tickets, visit www.outsidelive.co.uk

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