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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 – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Steve Davies Who doesn’t know the story of the Johnstone twins? Well for the uninitiated it’s the tale of a mother who hands over one of her new born twins to a woman who can’t have children. It’s also the story of two boys who become friends ...

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Blood Brothers – Theatre Royal, St Helens

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Bob Thomson Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe Blood Brothers is back on Merseyside and while it may not be in its spiritual home of Liverpool, here in St Helens it certainly packs the same emotional weight and gravitas it always has… Despite a reduction in the usual set due to the capacity of the stage, the cast pull ...

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Blood Brothers – theSpace at Venue 45, Edinburgh

Writer: Willy Russell Reviewer: Danielle Shields You have to do a double take when you see the Narrator. With his black jacket scraping the tip of his flashy shoes he could easily resemble Neo from the Matrix, although Keanu Reeves is almost embarking on his fifth decade now whereas the boy in front of us has to be younger than ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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NEWS: Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre Rises From The Ashes

Two years after it abruptly locked its doors, live performances return to Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre later this year as leading producer Bill Kenwright announces a season of his touring shows will play at the venue for 12 weeks. The 1200-seat venue has had a troubled history in recent years. A £9 million conversion saw the former cinema turn into a ...

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Blood Brothers – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Sarah O’Toole [rating:4.5] “And do we blame superstition for what came to pass? Or could it be what we have come to know as class?” Even 28 years since this line was first said out loud on a stage, Willy Russell’s long running musical hit, still strikes a chord with its ...

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Blood Brothers – New Theatre Oxford

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: Pete Benson [rating:4.5] Blood Brothers is Willy Russell’s masterpiece. It is so well constructed it would be difficult to fail to make it work. You can feel Russell’s heart and soul in the writing and you would have to have a stone where your heart is not to be moved. ...

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