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Blood Brothers cast changes!
There has been cast changes in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre.
The show now features Siobhan McCarthy (Mrs Johnstone), Craig Price (Narrator), Craig Whitely (Eddie), Vanessa Clarke (Mrs Lyons), Dan Byrne (PC/Teacher), Chloe Taylor (Donna Marie), and Anna Sambrook (Brenda).
The musical continues to feature Jay Roberts (Mickey), Debbie Eden (Linda), Stephen Pallister (Mr Lyons), Michael Southern (Sammy), Simon Turner (Perkins), Alex Harland (Bus Conductor), and Michael Everest (Neighbour).
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 show is currently taking bookings to 1 March 2008
It is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright. The design is by Marty Flood and the musical director is Rod Edwards.
The story concerns a pair of twins from Liverpool who are separated at birth. Later in life their paths cross in friendship and anger.