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Lyn Paul returns as Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers
Lyn Paul returns to the role of Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre from 28 Jan 2008.
Lyn Paul's London stage credits also include Josie in the Boy George musical "Taboo" at the Venue. Her TV credits inclue "Emmerdale" and "Doctors". She was in the band the New Seekers. Their world wide number one song "I'd like to teach the world to sing" sold over 12 million copies.
The show continues to feature Craig Price (Narrator), Jay Roberts (Mickey), Craig Whitely (Eddie), Vanessa Clarke (Mrs Lyons), Debbie Eden (Linda), Stephen Pallister (Mr Lyons), Michael Southern (Sammy), Dan Byrne (PC/Teacher), Simon Turner (Perkins), Chloe Taylor (Donna Marie), Alex Harland (Bus Conductor), Anna Sambrook (Brenda), 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.
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.
Blood Brothers is currently taking booking to 1 Nov 2008