How many #StageFaves can you fit into the run of a Christmas cabaret? 21 and counting it turns out, as The Barricade Boys have announce the incredible line-up of guest stars for their festive show - THE BARRICADE BOYS - CHRISTMAS CABARET.
The Barricade Boys are a West End musical theatre group made up of a quartet of Les Misérables stars - Scott Garnham, Craig Mather, Kieran Brown and Simon Schofield - who have played have played nearly every major role in musical theatre in The Phantom of The Opera, Wicked and Billy Elliot to Jersey Boys, and The Sound Of Music. And for this new show, they're planning a Christmas party packed with a stocking full of festive family favourites – including I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree and Merry Christmas Everyone – as they celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
And as if that weren't enough to fill your stocking, they’ve announced a line-up of more than 20 special guests, with a different West End musical star joining them at every performance. Just look at all these #StageFaves, how will we pick just one night to go?!
- Tuesday 5 December – Gary Trainor (Dewey Finn in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock at the New London Theatre)
- Wednesday 6 December – Oliver Savile (Fiyero, Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre)
- Thursday 7 December (press night) – Michael Xavier (two-time Olivier Award nominee, Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard; The Prince of Broadway)
- Friday 8 December – Nadim Naaman (Raoul, The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre; Anthony Sweeney Todd, Harrington Pie & Mash Shop)
- Saturday 9 December (matinee) – Rachel Tucker (Elphaba in Wicked in the West End and Broadway; Sting’s The Last Ship, Broadway)
- Saturday 9 December (evening) – Simon Bailey (Tommy DeVito, Jersey Boys, West End; Raoul, The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre)
- Monday 11 December – Liam Tamne (Frank N Furter, The Rocky Horror Show; Raoul, The Phantom of The Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre) & Andy Coxon (Berger in Hair, The Vaults; Mitch, Yank, Charing Cross Theatre)
- Tuesday 12 December – Jon Robyns (Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q, Noel Coward Theatre; Robbie Hart, The Wedding Singer, UK Tour)
- Wednesday 13 December – Caroline Sheen (Alaura/Carla City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse; Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, US Tour) & George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (award-winning composers of Half a Sixpence, Betty Blue Eyes, Honk! and The Wind in the Willows)
- Thursday 14 December (matinee) – Killian Donnelly (currently Valjean in Les Misérables, Queen’s Theatre; Deco, The Commitments, Palace Theatre; Huey, Memphis, Shaftesbury Theatre, Charlie, Kinky Boots, West End & Broadway)
- Thursday 14 December (evening) – Sabrina Aloueche (Scaramouche, We Will Rock You, Dominion Theatre; Eponine, Les Misérables, Queen’s Theatre)
- Friday 15 December Emily Tierney – (Glinda in the first UK &Ireland tour of Wicked, Glinda, The Wizard of Oz, London Palladium)
- Saturday 16 December (matinee) – Shona White (Florence Vassy in Craig Revel Horwood’s award winning UK touring production of Chess)
- Saturday 16 December (evening) – Sophie Louise Dann (Celia The Girls, Phoenix Theatre; Barbara Castle, Made in Dagenham, Adelphi; Paula, Bend It Like Beckham the Musical, Phoenix Theatre)
- Monday 18 December David Shannon – (The Phantom, The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre; Valjean in Les Misérables, Queen’s Theatre) & Rob Houchen (Marius, Les Misérables, Queen’s Theatre; Fleet, Titanic, Charing Cross Theatre)
- Tuesday 19 December Luke Kempner – (Comedian, impressionist, actor and singer, The Only Way Is Downton, West End; Marius in Les Misérables)
- Wednesday 20 December – special TV and Film star guest to be announced
- Thursday 21 December (matinee) – Laura Pitt-Pulford (Olivier Award nominated as Milly Bradon, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Side Show, Southwark Playhouse; Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory)
- Thursday 21 December (evening) – David Thaxton (Javert, Les Misérables, Queen’s; Pilate, Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Giorgio, Passion, Donmar Warehouse, Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical)
- Friday 22 December – Jacinta Whyte (Eponine, Les Misérables, Palace Theatre; Linda, Blood Brothers, Phoenix Theatre; Ellen, Miss Saigon, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)