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Blood Brothers by Willy Russell

A memorable production which plays with your mind long after you’ve seen it
— Abi Polding, Bath Chronicle

So did you ever hear the tale of the Johnston twins
As like each other as two new pins;
Of one womb born, on the self same day
How one was kept, one given away?

Twin boys – Mickey and Edward – are separated at birth, meet by chance as seven year olds, become firm friends despite their great class divide and ultimately fall in love with the same woman. Tragedy lurks as Mickey becomes increasingly jealous of Eddie and finally takes the law into his own hands. 

Willy Russell’s original version of Blood Brothers is brought to The Mission by two talented casts from Next Stage’s older Youth members. The play has the sparkling dialogue and characteristic wit that are Russell’s trade marks and includes the classic hit: “Dancing Like Marilyn Monroe” from the later musical version of this play. An atmospheric score is provided by Musical Director: Carl Speck.

Don’t miss this gripping story of love, loss and ultimate retribution – a real crowd-pleaser and the perfect vehicle for some of Bath’s most accomplished young actors.


Rehearsal Photographs:

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