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May, 2003
Blood is thicker than water, or is it?
Blood Brothers
Blood Brothers at the Oxford Apollo - catch it while you can.
Louisa Hannan was swept up by the sheer emotions conveyed by the cast of the Blood Brothers at the Oxford Apollo - so much so that she had to delve into her tissues!
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Blood Brothers
The Oxford Apollo
May 27-31

By Louisa Hannan

So… have you heard the story of the Johnstone twins? Well, if not, get yourself down to the Apollo Theatre!

A truly fantastic performance awaits you, and a show which will appeal to every age group.

Set in Liverpool, the musical journey tells the story of twins separated at birth, who grow up in different social classes.

With the lead character, Mrs Johnstone, giving away one of her sons to the richer Mrs Lyons, the show is based around the superstition that “if either twin learns that he was once one of a pair, they shall both immediately die”… you can guess the outcome.

Sounds heavy, but believe me, when you’re treated to a hilarious first act, watching grown men and women playing eight-year-olds growing up in working-class Liverpool, you soon grasp the story.

Mrs Johnstone, played wonderfully by Denise Nolan, along with Christoper Warburton and Daniel Fine as Mickey and Eddie the twins, head an incredibly strong cast.

Special mention should also go to Keith Burns who gives a spine-tingling performance as the narrator, representing the conscience of both Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons.

It’s unsurprising that Blood Brothers is still going strong after 12 years in London's West End and countless national and international tours.

Don’t expect falling chandeliers and flying cars, just an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end complete with some fabulous music.

You really do get swept along with the emotion felt by the cast throughout the entire show. Oh yes, and don’t forget tissues for the end!

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