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Theatre: Blood Brothers at the Bradford Alhambra

IT’S one of the most popular British musicals of all time.

IT’S one of the most popular British musicals of all time.

And Blood Brothers is coming to a West Yorkshire stage.

An epic tale of Liverpool life, Blood Brothers has been running in London’s West End, since July 1988 and touring the UK since 1995 and it comes to the Bradford Alhambra next week.

It tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited, by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret.

The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

When Mrs Johnstone, played by Maureen Nolan of the world-renowned pop group, The Nolan Sisters, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet.

It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins!

In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax.

The show is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright. Rod Edwards is the musical supervisor and Kelvin Towse is the production’s musical director.

See Blood Brother’s at the Bradford Alhambra from Monday, April 30, until Saturday, May 5. There are signed audio and described performances and contact the Box Office on 01274 432000 or book online at bradford-theatres.co.uk for more details.

 
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