The countdown is on for the much anticipated return of the hit West End touring production of Blood Brothers which opens at the Millennium Forum on Tues 4th October for a week-long run.
Joining ‘the definitive Mrs Johnstone’, Lyn Paul, is a hugely talented cast, many of whom have starred in various West End performances of this smash hit Bill Kenwright musical.
Sean Jones is returning as Mickey, a role that he has portrayed for many years. Originally from Wales, Sean was given the honour of Sean was recently given the huge honour of being chosen to play Mickey in the final cast of Blood Brothers for its emotional send-off from the Phoenix Theatre in the West End.
Danielle Corlass also returns in the role of Linda, a role she played in the Phoenix Theatre in London. Other credits include: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease, Beauty & the Beast and Whistle Down The Wind.
Graham Martin has spent four years in the UK touring production of Blood Brothers as Policeman/Teacher, a role he also portrayed in the West End. Other West End credits include: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The New Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria), a show he was associated with for over 10 years.
Lyn Paul returns to the iconic role, one she first played in 1997. Lyn played Mrs Johnstone in the final West End performances at the Phoenix Theatre in 2012. She has also starred in the UK tour of Cabaret in 2013 as Fraulein Schneider, in Boy George’s musical Taboo and in Footloose - the Musical.
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Blood Brothers played its debut performance in Liverpool in 1983 and has gone on to be a West End and Broadway smash hit show. Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no fewer than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is simply unmissable and unbeatable. This epic tale of Liverpool life ran in London’s West End for 24 years and exceeded 10,000 performances. It is one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet.
It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax. A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment.
Willy Russell is undeniably one of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists. His countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. Educating Rita, originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, enjoyed a two year run in the West End and was made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Shirley Valentine also made the move from stage to screen in an enormously popular film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.
Blood Brothers performs at the Millennium Forum from Tues 4th until Sat 8th October. Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone 71 264455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.