Hit musical, Blood Brothers, goes to Milton Keynes Theatre this week, with former pop star, Marti Pellow, leading the cast in the role of narrator.
Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers tells the story of twin boys who are separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s secret.
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 herself to be pregnant yet again, this time with twins.
In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads to the show’s climax. The brilliant music score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and Tell Me It’s Not True.
Marti Pellow will take the role of narrator. He first came to the attention of the British public as the lead singer of top 1980s’ group, Wet Wet Wet,
Willy Russell’s other writing credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.
Educating Rita, originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, enjoyed a two-year run in the West End and was made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters.
Blood Brothers has scooped four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.
It will be performed at Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday, October 6, at 7.30pm. There will also be a 2.30pm performance on Thursday and Saturday. Tickets cost £12 to £29.50. For tickets call 0844 871 7652.