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Cast update for Blood Brothers
Cast updates for Blood Brothers, at the Phoenix Theatre.
X-Factor's Niki Evans continues as Mrs Johnstone, recent new cast members include twins Ben & Michael Sewell as Mickey & Eddie, Philip Stewart (Narrator), Vivienne Carlyle (Mrs Lyons), Owen Oldroyd (Mr Lyons), Tricia Adele-Turner (Donna Marie).
The musical continues to feature Louise Clayton (Linda), Michael Southern (Sammy), Rob Hughes (PC/Teacher), Alex Harland (Bus Conductor), Karl Greenwood (Neighbour), Jody Tranter (Perkins), Kate Sharp (Brenda).
Blood Brothers 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 - currently taking bookings to 28 Nov 2009.
The story concerns a pair of twins from Liverpool who are separated at birth. Later in life their paths cross in friendship and anger.