The international smash hit musical BLOOD BROTHERS visits the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday 28th January to Saturday 2nd February with West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow as the Narrator and Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone, both of whom reprise their West End roles having starred in the famous musical at London’s Phoenix Theatre.
Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers has triumphed across the globe, scooping up no less than four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway. This epic tale of Liverpool life ran in London’s West End for 24 years, surpassing 10,000 performances, and has been touring the UK since 1995.
Set in Willy Russell’s native Liverpool, Blood Brothers tells the compelling tale 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.
Brit and Ivor Novello Award-winning singer songwriter Marti Pellow has starred as the Narrator both in the West End and on tour. Marti has built a highly successful theatre career starring in the West End, on Broadway and on national tour in the hit musicals Chicago, Jekyll and Hyde and The Witches of Eastwick. He joins the 2013 tour of Blood Brothers direct from an international arena tour of Jeff Wayne’s musical The War of the Worlds – The New Generation. Marti first came to the attention of the British public as the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, one of the most successful and acclaimed bands in British pop history.
Maureen Nolan stars as Mrs Johnstone, a role she played in the West End at London’s Phoenix Theatre for two years. Maureen is best known as one of The Nolans, performing from the age of 9 alongside her sisters in one of the first ‘girl bands’. The Nolans had 8 UK hit records and were bigger than The Beatles in Japan selling over 10 million records. Most recently Maureen has toured in the hit musical Footloose, Mum’s the Word, Stardust and over the years starred in 15 pantomimes. Her television appearances include, the popular shows Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Loose Women.
The company performing at the Theatre Royal Bath will also feature Paula Tappenden, Sean Jones, Mark Hutchinson, Olivia Sloyan, Danny Taylor, Craig Anthony-Kelly and Graham Martin, all of whom reprise their West End roles; and Tim Churchill, Tori Hargreaves, Graeme Kinniburgh, Ben Rowlands and Abby Simpson
Running Time: Approx, 2 Hours 45 Minutes, Including Interval.