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. Running Time: 2hrs 40minsPerformers Melanie C (Melanie Chisholm - Mrs Johnstone), Philip Stewart (narrator), Ben Sewell (Mickey), Michael Sewell (Eddie), Vivienne Carlyle (Mrs Lyons), Louise Clayton (Linda), Owen Oldroyd (Mr Lyons), Michael Southern (Sammy), Rob Hughes (PC/Teacher), Jody Tranter (Perkins), Tricia Adele-Turner (Donna Marie), Alex Harland (Bus Conductor), Kate Sharp (Brenda), Karl Greenwood (Neighbour).
Author Willy Russell. Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Bob Tomson. Director Bill Kenwright. Musical Director Rod Edwards. Design Marty Flood. Other Iain McAvoy (company stage manager). Other Richard Kingcott (deputy stage manager). Other Ian Hawkins (assistant stage manager). Other Michelle MacMillan (wardrobe supervisior). Other Colin Newland (No 1 sound operator). Other Richard Bannister (No 2 Sound Operator).