OVER two decades on the road the longest running musical theatre concert tour is returning to Swindon.

Manchester's Les Miserable 1992 performers started the tour 21 years ago.

David Fawcett and Andy Reiss came up with the idea of the concert tour in 2000 after they fell in love with theatre.

David is a former photographer and has always loved singing since he was at school.

He told the Adver: "I've been singing since I was a schoolboy but I became a photographer for multiple newspapers until the 90s.

"Then I auditioned for Jean Valijean in Les Miserables and I got it. After we did that me and Andy Reiss who played a lot of male character came up with the idea of the tour."

Beyond the Barricade has been at the Wyvern Theatre for the last 15 years.

David said: "We always get great support from Swindon so I'm looking forward to returning.

"Weonly thought it would we have lasted a couple of years.When we do a venue our agent will call and see if they want to do it next year and Swindon has always wanted us back."

The show is performance of famous songs from popular theatre shows.

Songs from Chicago, Lion King, Blood Brothers and even Les Miserables will be sung.

It will be on Swindon's stage this weekend on February 16 at 7.30pm.

For tickets and more information visit swindontheatres.co.uk