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Blood Brothers – St Helens Theatre Royal

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts  At the tender age of 35, Blood Brothers is still gaining instantaneous standing ovations wherever it’s performed and at St Helens Theatre Royal, that acclaim continues. It’s no surprise really when the show's themes of class, recession, nature vs nurture and depression are still so prevalent and newsworthy. It becomes hard not to ...

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Blood Brothers – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] “Why couldn’t I be like Eddie?”, Mickey Johnstone seems to be crying at the climax of this musical, jealous of his friend’s advantages in life. Mickey is from the wrong side of the tracks and near the end of a seemingly inevitable downward spiral. ...

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Blood Brothers – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson, Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Lu Greer [rating:4.0]   When the curtain opens onto the scene of two bodies and a crowd of mourners it seems a reasonable guess to say that Blood Brothers will be a tragic show. As the spot light falls on Marti Pellow this assumption would appear to be confirmed as he ...

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Blood Brothers – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Audrey Pointer [rating:4] Professional musical theatre is notoriously complex and expensive to produce. Without the resources of an Andrew Lloyd-Webber behind them, few musicals manage to sear themselves into the public consciousness. Blood Brothers is a rare exception, a Bill Kenwright backed work that has endured for more ...

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