Following a sell-out autumn tour, the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers is at Buxton Opera House this week until Saturday March 12.
No stranger to Blood Brothers, Lyn Paul makes a welcome return to the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, one she first played in 1997.
Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the globe. It has scooped up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.
Blood Brothers 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, a young mother, 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.