Casting for Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers at Birmingham Hippodrome has been announced.
This beloved musical, which previously received standing ovations on its most recent UK tour in 2019-2020, will feature Lyn Paul in the role of Mrs Johnstone as part of her farewell tour.
She will be joined by Hannah Barr as Brenda, Joel Benedict as Eddie, Danielle Corlass as Linda, Danny Taylor as Sammy, Grace Galloway as Donna Marie/Miss Jones, Andy Owens as Perkins, Tim Churchill as Mr Lyons and Paula Tappenden as Mrs Lyons. Alex Patmore will also be returning as Mickey alongside Robbie Scotcher as the narrator.
The show, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, tells the emotional story of two twins who were separated at birth. After growing up on the opposite sides of the tracks, they are finally reunited but with tragic consequences.
Since its debut as a play at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981, the musical went on to receive international acclaim, completing sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan, and winning four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.
Various news outlets have praised the musical with the Sunday Times declaring it as “one of the best musicals ever written” and the Daily Mail describing it as the “Standing Ovation Musical.”
Blood Brothers will run from 2 November to 13 November. Tickets can be purchased on Birmingham Hippodrome’s website.
Words by Katie Heyes
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