About the Show/Event
Information for Blood Brothers at New Theatre, Cardiff (Musical). Musical melodrama set in Liverpool about twins separated at birth and the effects on their personalities as they grow up of 'nature' and 'nurture'. A poor family, already with kids, is blessed with twins, but they can't cope. The mother cleans at a 'posh' house where they are desperate to have kids but can't and a deal is struck which no-one must know about. Despite the efforts of the new family the boys paths cross time and time again as they grow and one becomes 'bad' while the other is 'good'. Eventually they clash with tragic consequences. The musical is un-usual in having a "narrator" who helps to move the plot along.
Approximate runtime 165minutes (including any interval).
Performers Lyn Paul (Mrs Johnstone), Joel Benedict (Eddie), Danielle Corlass (Linda), Danny Taylor (Sammy), Chloe Taylor (Mrs Lyons), Alexander Patmore (Mickey), Robbie Scotcher (the narrator), Tim Churchill, Graham Martin, Gemma Brodrick, Hannah Barr, Graeme Kinniburgh, Shaun McCourt, Connor Bannister.
Author Willy Russell. Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Bob Tomson. Director Bill Kenwright. Design Andy Walmsley. Sound Dan Samson. Musical Director Tim Whiting. Lighting Nick Richings. Sound Dan Samson.