Bill Kenwright’s long-awaited return of multi-award winning musical Blood Brothers is set to open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 13 August.
Lyn Paul will return to the show in her “farewell tour” as Mrs Johnstone, with the production set to embark on a 16-week UK tour.
Cast includes Hannah Barr as Brenda, Joel Benedict as Eddie, Josh Capper as Neighbour, Tim Churchill as Mr Lyons, Danielle Corlass as Linda, Grace Galloway as Donna Marie/Miss Jones, Andy Owens as Perkins, Alex Patmore as Mickey, Robbie Scotcher as Narrator, Paula Tappenden as Mrs Lyons and Danny Taylor as Sammy.
Blood Brothers is penned by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, and include a stellar score with songs such as “A Bright New Day”, “Marilyn Monroe” and the emotionally-charged hit “Tell Me It’s Not True”.
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.
When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax.
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