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REVIEW: Blood Brothers at the Everyman Theatre


REVIEW: Blood Brothers at the Everyman Theatre

This award-winning musical written by Willy Russell returns to the Everyman Theatre and the first night was for a full house. This was my third time – its just one of those plays that you never tire of.

The story of two Liverpudlian twins separated at birth takes you on an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end.  It shows how their separate lives entwine over the years and very different upbringings. It is a story of love, guilt, betrayal, and an invisible bond shared by two young boys who become blood brothers at the age of seven, never learning their true identities until tragedy strikes.

Sean Jones was excellent as Mickey, the wayward twin brought up on a rough estate. As his character ages his whole persona changes effortlessly. Maureen Nolan portrayed an outstanding Mrs. Johnstone as his scouse mother. Her heartfelt finale brought a tear to my eye and a lump to my throat – she was outstanding. Marti Pellow was excellent as the narrator and his sinister, but compelling presence on stage added to the drama as the story unfolded. 

The cast received a well-deserved standing ovation following its dramatic conclusion.

Blood Brothers runs until Saturday 18 April, although we have been informed that only a few tickets remain.


Explore Gloucestershire
14 April 2015


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