Smash hit musical Blood Brothers returns to the stage this week starting a UK new tour.
In celebration of the musicals’ relaunch, Lyn Paul returns for her farewell tour in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, which she first made her own in London’s West End.
Completing the cast is: Hannah Barr (Brenda), Joel Benedict (Eddie), Josh Capper (Neighbour), Tim Churchill (Mr Lyons), Danielle Corlass (Linda), Grace Galloway (Donna Marie/Miss Jones), Andy Owens(Perkins), Alex Patmore (Mickey), Robbie Scotcher (Narrator), Paula Tappenden (Mrs Lyons) and Danny Taylor (Sammy).
Written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers. Considered ‘one of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times).
The superb score includes 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.
Lyn Paul first rose to fame in the early 1970s as a member of the New Seekers, whose hit ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing’ sold over 20 million copies and remains one of the 100 best-selling UK singles of all time. Lyn also featured as the lead vocalist on the 1974 number-one hit ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’.
Theatre Royal Plymouth
13 August – 21 August 2021
Oxford New Theatre
31 August – 04 September 2021
Southampton Mayflower Theatre
07 September – 11 September 2021
Nottingham Theatre Royal
14 September – 18 September 2021
Newcastle Theatre Royal
21 September – 25 September 2021
28 September – 02 October 2021
King’s Theatre Glasgow
05 October – 09 October 2021
12 October – 16 October 2021
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
19 October – 23 October 2021
Shrewsbury Severn Theatre
26 October – 30 October 2021
02 November – 13 November 2021
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
16 November – 20 November 2021
Woking New Victoria Theatre
23 November – 27 November 2021