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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 – Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer: Willy Russell Producer: Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating:4.5] Since making its debut in 1983, Blood Brothers has become one of the nation’s best loved musicals. Penned by Willy Russell, the musical is currently playing at Birmingham Hippodrome for a two-week stop over. Multi-award winning and highly-rated there was much excitement pre-show about this performance, with many, many repeat ...

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Blood Brothers – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book, Music &Lyrics: Willy Russell Directors: Bob Tomson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett [rating:5] This is theatre at its most captivating, touching and best. From the moment you are greeted with a simplistic dark stage, punctuated with minimal beams of red light, your mind is focussed and alert, ready to absorb every drop of this masterpiece. The stage gradually ...

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Blood Brothers – The Mayflower, Southampton

Book, Music and Lyrics: Willy Russell Producer: Bill Kenwright, Bob Tomson Musical Supervisor: Rod Edwards Reviewer: Gina Skillings [Rating:4.5]   Blood Brothers is a story, set in Liverpool, of twin brothers Mickey (Sean Jones) and Edward (Jorden Bird). The brothers were separated at birth, with one being given to a childless couple, in secret to live a charmed life and ...

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Blood Brothers – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Director: Bob Thomson / Bill Kenwright Book / Music / Lyrics: Willy Russell Musical Director: Kelvin Towse Reviewer: Flip Miller [rating:4]   This is the story of the Johnstone twins who are separated at birth. Poor Mrs Johnstone, played by Maureen Nolan, is pregnant with twins and on her uppers is offered a solution by her employer, Mrs Lyons, played ...

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Blood Brothers – Opera House, Manchester

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Thomson &Bill Kenwright Reviewer: Matthew Nichols [rating:2] “Did you never hear the story of the Johnstone twins?” asks Marti Pellow’s Narrator at the opening of this modern favourite. Yes, I’ve heard it countless times, and so have millions of others over the years, but that hasn’t stopped it becoming a West End fixture and touring ...

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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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