LYN PAUL reprises her role as ‘the definitive Mrs Johnstone’ as Blood Brothers returns to Bradford Alhambra.

Willy Russell’s ever-popular musical will be at the theatre from October 30to November 4. The next

This year has marked 30 years since Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK.

Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Blood Brothers, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, has scooped up four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.

This epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981 before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983, completing sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan.

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.

No stranger to Blood Brothers, Lyn Paul has returned to play the role she first took on in 1997. She played Mrs Johnstone in the final West End performances at the Phoenix Theatre in 2012.

Lyn rose to fame in the early 1970s as a member of the New Seekers. She was the featured vocalist on their 1972 Eurovision Song Contest entry, Beg, Steal or Borrow.

Among the group’s other works, they re

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.

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