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Blood Brothers - 02.05.02
Blood Brothers
Blood Brothers
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I was dragged along against my will to see Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers last week, expecting after such a long run, untouched by directorial hand, that it would be tired and shabby. Not a bit of it.

I can honestly say it was one of the best acted musicals I’ve seen in the West End for a while.

Linda Nolan movingly leads the rag-bag cast, assembled from the various touring productions, as Mrs Johnstone forced by poverty to sell one of her twins.

Guest performers Sean Jones and Daniel Fine excelled as the two, growing up in a class-divided 1980’s Liverpool and John Payton was a young but menacing narrator.

The music soared, the tiny audience and committed cast laughed and cried together. Very special. Highly recommended.

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