Starring Lyn Paul in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, she will be joined by Alexander Patmore as Mickey, Joel Benedict as Eddie, Danielle Corlass as Linda, Paula Tappenden as Mrs Lyons, Danny Taylor as Sammy and Robbie Scotcher as the narrator.
The rest of the cast for Blood Brothers includes Tim Churchill, Paul Westwood, Josh Capper, Shaun McCourt, Graeme Kinniburgh, Hannah Barr and Grace Galloway.
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
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.
Willy Russell is undeniably one of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists. His countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 February
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 February
**Tuesday 18– Saturday 29 February
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
**Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 March
Millennium Forum Theatre
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 March
The Auditorium, Grimsby
Tuesday 17– Saturday 21 March
Belgrade Theatre. Coventry
Tuesday 24– Saturday 28 March
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tuesday 31 March – Saturday 4 April
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 April
Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
**Mrs Johnstone to be played by Rebecca Storm