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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, 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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