Blood Brothers

By Willy Russell

Synopsis:

So did you ever hear the tale of the Johnston twins
As like each other as two new pins;
Of one womb born, on the self same day
How one was kept, one given away?


Twin boys – Mickey and Edward – are separated at birth, meet by chance as seven year olds, become firm friends despite their great class divide and ultimately fall in love with the same woman. Tragedy lurks as Mickey becomes increasingly jealous of Eddie and finally takes the law into his own hands.

Willy Russell’s original version of Blood Brothers is brought to The Mission by two talented casts from Next Stage’s older Youth members. The play has the sparkling dialogue and characteristic wit that are Russell’s trade marks and includes the classic hit: “Dancing Like Marilyn Monroe” from the later musical version of this play. An atmospheric score is provided by Musical Director: Carl Speck.

Don’t miss this gripping story of love, loss and ultimate retribution – a real crowd-pleaser and the perfect vehicle for some of Bath’s most accomplished young actors.

With grateful thanks to this show’s Angels

Blood Brothers
This show was performed at The Mission Theatre, Bath in October 2011.

Director/s | Cast:

Director

Philip Davies

Philip Davies

Narrator

Gabriel Kemp

Gabriel Kemp

Mickey

Joe Quintana

Joe Quintana

Eddie Cast 1

Emma Cross

Emma Cross

Mrs Lyons Cast 1

Katya Rushford

Katya Rushford

Linda Cast 1

Holly Bodimeade

Holly Bodimeade

Mrs Johnston Cast 1

Ollie Gardner

Ollie Gardner

Eddie Cast 2

Rosie Aitchison

Rosie Aitchison

Mrs Lyons Cast 2

Francesca Wilcox

Francesca Wilcox

Linda Cast 2

Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart

Mrs Johnston Cast 2

Ellie Sims-Hilditch

Ellie Sims-Hilditch

Milkman/Doctor/Policewoman

Review/s of Blood Brothers:

Review 1: Bath Chronicle review

“Did you ever hear the story of the Johnston twins…?” In their latest production Next Stage Youth brought Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers to life with a small but impressive cast which did justice to the original play. The story follows the lives of twin brothers, separated at birth and raised in very different circumstances, becoming friends at a young age but ultimately colliding when they…click here to read the whole review.

By Abi Polding, Bath Chronicle

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