With a heartfelt message to “Stay at home and support the NHS so they can bring your loved ones home”, musical theatre supergroup The Barricade Boys have joined forces with special guests Alfie Boe, Ramin Karimloo, John Owen-Jones, David Shannon, Alistair Brammer, Fra Fee and Rob Houchen to put together a stunning rendition of ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Misérables, introduced by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Scott Garnham, co-founder of The Barricade Boys, said:
“Music has this incredible power to make people stop and listen. ‘Bring Him Home’ will resonate with so many people – it’s a trying and scary time for everyone but we still have a lot to be grateful for, in particular, our incredible NHS. This is just a very small way of saying thank you.”
From their own homes, The Barricade Boys are joined by the musical theatre stars Alfie Boe, Ramin Karimloo, John Owen-Jones, David Shannon, Alistair Brammer, Fra Fee and Rob Houchen, who are all former cast members of Les Misérables.
The Barricade Boys showcase the UK’s finest male voices from the world’s longest running musical – Les Misérables. Founded in 2016 by Scott Garnham and Simon Schofield, The Barricade Boys have played nearly every major role in musical theatre from The Phantom of The Opera to Jersey Boys, and of course Les Misérables. This project features Barricade Boys Scott Garnham, Simon Schofield, Kieran Brown, Lee Honey-Jones and Alistair Barron.
The video is introduced by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Phillip Schofield said: “Our NHS have always been our guardian angels, selflessly taking care of us when we need them. What they are expected to do now requires superhuman talent, strength, care and total commitment. Yet there they are, on the frontline for us, battling with everything they have to try to save us.
“That’s why I’m behind this and any other project that collectively forms a nationwide, deafening chorus of ‘Thank you, you are incredible, we appreciate every single one of you and we will do anything we can to help you through these unprecedented times’.”
The collaboration is also backed by Alfie Boe who said: “I was overwhelmed witnessing the selfless acts of kindness, commitment and dedication through such turbulent times beyond anything we’ve ever known by the NHS. They are all incredible.”