Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers comes to The Hawth Theatre, Crawley from Tuesday, October 16 – Saturday, October 20.
Blood Brothers, written by playwright Willy Russell has scooped no fewer than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.
Olivier Award nominated British actress Linzi Hateley makes her debut in the role of Mrs Johnstone. She said: “Mrs Johnstone is an iconic role that I’ve always secretly dreamed of playing. I’m thrilled to finally get the chance to fulfil a dream – and to perform it to audiences right across our country.”
This epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981 before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse 35 years ago in 1983.
Blood Brothers also ran in London’s West End for 24 years, exceeding 10,000 performances, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.
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 world crashes around her when she discovers she is pregnant again. In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a pact with her employer which leads to a shattering climax.
Get Your Tickets!
Tickets are available from The Hawth Theatre box office on: 01293 553636, or: www.hawth.co.uk.