Blood Brothers, now booking to 4 Sep 2004

Blood Brothers, now booking to 4 Sep 2004

Willy Russell's Blood Brothers has announced a new 6 month booking period covering performances from 1 Mar to 4 Sep 2004 at the Phoenix Theatre.

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 cast features Lyn Paul ( Mrs Johnstone) (Siobhan McCarthy is currently playing Mrs Johnstone to 6 Dec 03 while Lyn Paul is away) Other members of the cast are Philip Stewart (Narrator), Stephen Palfreman (Mickey), Mark Hutchinson (Eddie), Sarah Hay (Mrs Lyons), Louise Clayton (Linda), Stephen Pallister (Mr Lyons), Daniel Taylor (Sammy), Grant Aylward (PC/Teacher), Louis Tamone (Perkins), Louise Russell (Donna Marie), Alex Harland (Bus Conductor), Emily Buck (Brenda), James Templeton (Neighbour).

The show is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, with design by Marty Flood.

The story concerns a pair of twins from Liverpool who are separated at birth. Later in life their paths cross in friendship and anger.

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