LES Miserables is back in the picture just after Christmas with a BBC television adaptation by Andrew Davies, albeit without the music.

For fans of the terrific tunes, there's always Beyond The Barricade, a magnificent musical theatre show that features more than two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and ends with a stunning finale from Les Miserables.

Billed as the 'Best Moments of the Best Musicals' and playing Preston Guild Hall on January 19, the concert features past Les Mis principal performers David Fawcett (Valjean), Andy Reiss (Enjolras and resident director for the National Tour of Les Miserables), Katie Leeming (Eponine) and Poppy Tierney (Cosette), together with a live band who capture the feel of the original orchestrations of each chosen musicals.

Beyond the Barricade launched into a major UK Tour in 1999 and swiftly built up a reputation for its slick no nonsense style - giving musical theatre songs a bold concert format treatment - but with the conviction and intention to deliver the material as if the audience were watching the original performance.

The refusal to use 'click' tracks also enhanced the dynamic feel of the show. Andy, together with John Cornford, the show’s original keyboard player, worked hard to capture the feel of the original orchestrations of the chosen musicals, and every musical note is still played and sung live.

Tickets are available online or through the box office on 01772-804444.