Theatre Masks Ponteland Repertory Society

Blood Brothers
The Play by Willy Russell
Wed 25th to Sat 28th April 2012

 

The Cast

Eddie Joe McLaughlin
Mickey Gavin Redhead
Mrs Johnston Heather Thompson
Mrs Lyons Kathryn Hayes
Linda Emma McEnaney
The Narrator Brenda Rutter
Policewoman Janice Jobson
Milkman,
Doctor & Policeman
Neil Rutter
The Kids Beth McKenzie
Sophie McKenzie
Olivia Smith
Charlotte Stone

The Production Team

Director Lesley Lofthouse
Props


Brenda Newton
Carol Davies
Gill Thompson
Prompt Elaine Prudhoe
Carpentry
David Wilkinson
Wardrobe Supplied by cast
Lighting Nigel King
Sound Mike Brown
Front of House Manager Betty Nesbitt
Box Office Marjorie Goodchild

 

Blood Brothers
by Willy Russell

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Willy Russell

AS the man behind such iconic films and plays as "Shirley Valentine", "Educating Rita" and "John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert" Willy Russell needs little introduction.
He originally wrote and presented "Blood Brothers" as a school play in 1981. It debuted as a musical in 1983 and the current West End revival of that musical has run from 1988 to the present day.
Set in Liverpool in post-war 1960s Britain, the play follows the journeys of twins “Eddie” and “Micky” as they grow up in contrasting worlds, having been separated at birth by their mother who could not afford to keep them both. Life forces her to give one of the twins away to her wealthy boss who is unable to bear her own children. Their different backgrounds take the brothers to opposite ends of the social spectrum, one becoming an Oxbridge-graduated councillor while the other is unemployed and spends some time in prison. Although they do come together as friends, their guardians ensure that they remain unaware of their familial relationship and when they both fall in love with the same girl their friendship is stretched to the limit.

The play was directed by Lesley Lofthouse, whose extremely successful work with the Society includes Steel Magnolias, 'Allo 'Allo and A Chorus of Disapproval.

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The Cast of Blood Brothers
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The Kids
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Joe McLaughlin, Emma McEnaney, Gavin Redhead
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Joe McLaughlin, Gavin Redhead, The Kids, Emma McEnaney, Heather Thompson, Brenda Rutter
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Gavin Redhead, Emma McEnaney, Joe McLaughlin
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Joe Mclaughlin, Kathryn Hayes
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Gavin Redhead, Emma McEnaney
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Heather Thompson, Gavin Redhead
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Gavin Redhead, Emma McEnaney
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Joe Mclaughlin, Kathryn Hayes
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Brenda Rutter, Joe Mclaughlin, Emma McEnaney
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Joe McLaughlin, Kathryn Hayes
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Joe McLaughlin, Emma McEnaney, Gavin Redhead, Heather Thompson, Brenda Rutter
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The Cast of Blood Brothers