The Barricade Boys is a musical theatre group made up of Scott Garnham, Simon Schofield, Kieran Brown and Dougie Carter. The group embarked on a UK and US tour visiting Bolton's Albert Halls last Sunday. Firstly, I must say that this whole concert wasn't really a concert as it was a show with music and great comedy. The choreography was spot on. Worked great with the cheesy and even the serious songs. The guys where in sync and in the rhythm, so it was matching perfectly with the songs.
The first act had more comedy and jokes in it than the second act. Both acts had a variety of genres like swing, rock, opera and pop meaning there was something for everyone. The boys had a great stage presence as well as charisma to keep audience entertained.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen was one of the number which audience loved – me? Not so much. The two highlights of the show for me personally are "Music of the Night" from the Phantom of the Opera by incredibly talented Kieran Brown and "Stars" by the whole group as that’s when chills came from amazement.
Another two emotional songs were "One voice" by Barry Manilow and "A Million Dreams" from the smash-hit The Greatest Showman. For these songs the boys were accompanied by 30+ kids and seeing those kids together with the professionals was awesome and I have to admit that a tear went down my eye during "A Million Dreams".
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Overall, this was a great performance, a great show and a great 2+ hours of pure fun and talent.