Bill Kenwright’s production of the musical will continue to tour from the 4th February.
Full casting has been announced for the UK tour of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers, which will open at the Theatre Royal in Brighton on the 4th February.
As well as 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 cast for the production is completed by Tim Churchill, Paul Westwood, Josh Capper, Shaun McCourt, Graeme Kinniburgh, Hannah Barr and Grace Galloway.
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. The musical features the memorable songs A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
Having started life as a play, Blood Brothers ran in London’s West End for 24 years, exceeding 10,000 performances, one of only three musicals ever to achieve such a milestone. It has also won four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.
As well as being directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, this production features designs by Andy Walmsley, sound by Dan Samson and lighting by Nick Richings.
For more information about the tour visit: https://www.kenwright.com/portfolio/blood-brothers/