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Antony Costa joins cast of Blood Brothers
Antony Costa joins the cast of Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre to portray 'Mickey'. He was a member of the chart topping boy band BLUE. They collaborated on two tracks with Stevie Wonder. He was in the BBC series ‘Grange Hill’ and was Cheeky Boy in the BBC comedy series ‘Chalk’.
From Monday 10 April the cast is Maureen Nolan (Mrs Johnstone), Philip Stewart (Narrator), Antony Costa (Mickey), Mark Hutchinson (Eddie), Vivienne Carlyle (Mrs Lyons), Sophia Thierens (Linda), Stephen Pallister (Mr Lyons), Michael Southern (Sammy), Graham Martin (PC/Teacher), Simon Turner (Perkins), Caroline Hartley (Donna Marie), Alex Harland (Bus Conductor), Suzanne Carley (Brenda), Michael Everest (Neighbour).
It is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright. The design is by Marty Flood and the musical director is Rod Edwards.
Of all the “mega hit” long running musicals currently in the West End Blood Brothers is unique in that this second incarnation opened at the Albery Theatre on 28th July 1988, after the original production had failed to score a West End success at the Lyric Theatre, three years previously in 1985.
Bill Kenwright picked up the rights to the musical in 1987, and a re-vamped Blood Brothers returned to the West End the following year. It was the first West End revival to be nominated for the Best Musical Revival Olivier Award within two years of winning the Original Best Musical production! It transferred from the Albery to the Phoenix four years later in 1991, where it remains today.
The story concerns a pair of twins from Liverpool who are separated at birth. Later in life their paths cross in friendship and anger.
Blood Brothers is currently taking bookings to 27 Jan 2007