This has got to be my favourite show seen so far, heartfelt, moving and extremely emotional
Blood brothers tells the story of twin babies torn apart by poverty yet reunited repeatedly throughout their lives as the best of friends despite social background and situation
This performance was unbelievable. Usually west end shows have a phenomenal cast with well known vocal and dance skills
Yet this show had the acting talents of a top Shakespearean play – plus the voices and
Choreography standards to match.
Mrs Johnston played by Niki Colwell Evans was a knockout.
Her performance was funny but so painfully real. The emotion in her poured down her cheeks as the show finished. Truly breathtaking – I was right there with her feeling her pain
Mickey and Eddie, played by Sean Jones and Joe Sleight were a great double act. Fun and strong characters, telling their story with real passion. And when things turn for Mickey – goodness me – the portrayal was incredible
The smaller roles of Mrs Lyons, & Linda (Sarah Jane Buckley & Gemma Brodrick) were excellent supporters, with their personalities coming through adding their own touch to the character
Lastly, with an under rated role is the Narrator played by – Danny Whitehead
His dark and demeaning portrayal, giving the audience necessary extra details, was quite scary but brilliantly played. A beautiful voice and a very commanding presence.
This show was excellent and one that will stay on my mind for a long time
Blood brothers is at the Bristol hippodrome 29th August until 2nd September Tickets from £13