BLOOD BROTHERS


 

27 October – 11 November 2017 at the EARL ARTS CENTRE

 

Did y’hear the story of the Johnstone twins?

Willy Russell’s smash hit musical  Blood Brothers is  the provocative, hilarious and heartbreaking show that tells the unforgettable story of the Johnstone twins.

Separated at birth when their mother cannot afford to keep them both, Mickey and Edward grow up streets apart, becoming best friends but never knowing the truth of their heritage. The prophecy that twins who are separated at birth will die on the day they find out their heritage brings this stunningly crafted musical to its shattering conclusion.

The London production of Blood Brothers ran for more than 24 years, winning every British “Best Musical” award along the way. It is one of only three musicals in history to play for more than 10,000 London performances – the other two are Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera.

This new Tasmanian production, produced by Encore Theatre Company, comes to Launceston’s Earl Arts Centre for a strictly limited three-week engagement and it is a rare opportunity for Tasmanian audiences to witness this musical theatre masterpiece with a thrilling cast in an intimate setting where it becomes even more powerful.

 

MRS JOHNSTONE  Rae Smith
THE NARRATOR  Matthew Garwood
MICKEY  Chris Jackson
EDWARD  Matthew Tomlin
LINDA  Lucy Woodland
MRS LYONS  Bindy Loren Stephens
MR LYONS  Ross Marsden
SAMMY  Rory Bush-Belton

 

DIRECTOR  Danny Gibson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR  Matt Dudfield
VOCAL DIRECTOR  Denise Sam
SET DESIGNER  Darryl Rogers
LIGHTING DESIGNER  Daniel Jow
SOUND DESIGNER  Marcello Lo Ricco
COSTUME MANAGER  Sonia Jager
PROPERTIES MANAGER  Linda Emery
STAGE MANAGER  Naomi Leighton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER  Belinda J King

 

Proudly supported by the City of Launceston’s Event Sponsorship Program

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by WILLY RUSSELL

Presented by arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

 

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