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Blood Brothers

Author: Willy Russell

Productions

Albery Theatre, 1988 - 1991
Phoenix Theatre, 1991 - 2010 - ?
UK Tour, 1996
UK Tour, 1997
UK and Ireland Tour, 1998
UK Tour, 2008
UK Tour, 2014

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Albery Theatre
28th July 1998 - late 1991

CharacterPlayed By
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Transferred to Phoenix Theatre
Late 1991 - 2010 - ?
Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright. Musical Director: Rod Edwards.
Design: Marty Flood. Lighting: Jon Swain.
Music Producer (1992): Jon Miller

Cast lists
Q3 1992
February 1994
Late 2008

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Q3 1992 ed. programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Mrs JohnstoneStephanie Lawrence
NarratorCarl Wayne
MickeyDavid Bardsley
EddieMark Hutchinson
Sammy/EnsembleJonathan Pembroke
Linda/EnsembleTrilby Harris
Mrs Lyons
Understudy Mrs Johnstone
Joanna Monro
Mr Lyons/Ensemble
Understudy Narrator
David Hitchen
Policeman/Teacher/EnsembleMichael Nielsen
Donna Marie/Miss Jones/Ensemble
Understudy Mrs Lyons, Linda
Dee Robillard
Perkins/Ensemble
Understudy Eddie
Huw Kennair Jones
EnsembleCaroline Hobin
Ensemble
Understudy Mickey
Stephen Donald
Ensemble
Understudy Sammy, Mr Lyons
Joe Young
Musicians
Production Musical Director/KeyboardsRod Edwards
Deputy Musical Director/KeyboardsDavid Rose
DrumsRick Finlay
Bass GuitarGlen Muscroft
GuitarTerry Johnston
SaxophoneNick Pentelow
ViolinSusanna Halberda
TrumpetMartin Etheridge
PercussionTony Wagstaff

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February 1994 (2.94) ed. programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Mrs JohnstoneStephanie Lawrence
NarratorCarl Wayne
MickeyPaul Crosby
EddieAngus Pope
Sammy/EnsemblePeter Watts
Linda/EnsembleSharon Byatt
Mrs Lyons
Understudy Mrs Johnstone
Sandy Walsh
Mr Lyons/Ensemble
Understudy Narrator
David Hitchen
Policeman/Teacher/EnsembleAndrew Blair
Donna Marie/Miss Jones/Ensemble
Understudy Mrs Lyons
Annie Richardson
Perkins/Ensemble
Understudy Eddie
David Bingham
Bus Conductor/Ensemble
Understudy Sammy, Mr Lyons
Peter Faulkner
Neighbour/Ensemble
Understudy Mickey
William Adams
Brenda/Ensemble
Understudy Linda
Annie Cowan
Musicians
Production Director/KeyboardsRod Edwards
Deputy Musical Director/KeyboardsDavid Rose
DrumsRick Finlay
Bass GuitarGlen Muscroft
GuitarTerry Johnston
SaxophoneNick Pentelow
ViolinSusanna Halberda
TrumpetMartin Etheridge
PercussionTony Wagstaff

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~late 2008 ed. programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Mrs JohnstoneNiki Evans
NarratorCraig Price
MickeyStephen Palfreman
EddieRichard Reynard
Mrs Lyons
Understudy Mrs Johnstone
Louise Davidson
Linda/EnsembleLouise Clayton
Sammy/EnsembleMichael Southern
Mr Lyons/Ensemble
Understudy Narrator
Stephen Pallister
Policeman/Teacher/EnsembleRob Hughes
Donna Marie/Miss Jones/Ensemble
Understudy Mrs Lyons
Christina Marley
Perkins/Ensemble
Understudy Eddie
Jody Tranter
Neighbour/EnsembleKarl Greenwood
Brenda/Ensemble
Understudy Linda, Donna Marie/Miss Jones
Kate Sharp
Bus Conductor/Ensemble
Understudy Sammy, Mr Lyons, Policeman/Teacher
Alex Harland
Understudy MickeyDavid Cooper
Musicians
Musical Director/KeyboardsRod Edwards
Deputy Musical Director/KeyboardsDavid Rose
DrumsRick Finlay
Bass GuitarLewis Evans
GuitarJeffrey Crampton
SaxophoneNick Pentelow
ViolinSusanna Halberda
TrumpetMartin Etheridge
PercussionTony Wagstaff

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UK Tour 1996
Circa September 1996, Theatre Royal Nottingham
Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.
Designer: Andy Walmsley. Lighting: Joe Atkins.
Music Producer: Jon Miller. Production Musical Director: Rod Edwards.
Musical Director: Phil Hauenstein. Sound Design: The Sound Company.

~Sept 1996/TRN cast
CharacterPlayed By
Mrs JohnstoneClodagh Rodgers
NarratorWarwick Evans
MickeyPaul Crosby
EddieNicholas Hart
Mrs Lyons
Understudy Mrs Johnstone
Debbie Paul
Linda/EnsembleSusan McArdle
SammyJonathan Pembroke
Mr Lyons/Ensemble
Understudy Narrator
Tim Maxwell Clarke
Policeman/TeacherAndrew Westfield
Donna Marie/Miss Jones/Ensemble
Understudy Mrs Lyons
Louise Faulkner
Perkins/Ensemble
Understudy Eddie
Martin Scott Gilmour
Neighbour/Ensemble
Understudy Mickey
Andy Snowden
Brenda/Ensemble
Understudy Linda
Emma Collier
Bus Conductor/Ensemble
Understudy Sammy, Mr Lyons, Policeman/Teacher
Tony McIlroy
Musicians
Musical Director/KeyboardsPhil Hauenstein
KeyboardsSteve Clarke
Keyboards/Assistant Musical DirectorElliot Davis
DrumsJonathan Robinson
Bass Guitar/String BassKenny Shearer
Electric/AcousticJeff Crampton
Alto/Soprano SaxophonePete Hurt
Trumpet/FlugelNoel Morris

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UK Tour 1997
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd March 1997, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.
Designer: Andy Walmsley. Music Producer: Jon Miller.
Production Musical Director: Rod Edwards. Musical Director: Alf Clewlow.
Sound Design: Barry Bartlett & Jon Miller for The Sound Company.

March 1997/Mayflower cast
CharacterPlayed By
Mrs JohnstoneSteohanie Lawrence
NarratorMike Dyer
MickeyJames Hirst
EddieNicholas Hart
Mrs Lyons
Understudy Mrs Johnstone
Lisa Bowerman
Linda/EnsembleSarah Mowat
SammyPeter Washington
Mr Lyons/Ensemble
Understudy Narrator
Tim Maxwell Clarke
Policeman/Teacher/EnsembleAndrew Westfield
Donna Marie/Miss Jones/Ensemble
Understudy Mrs Lyons
Louise Faulkner
Perkins/Ensemble
Understudy Eddie
Ryan Philpott
Neighbour/Ensemble
Understudy Mickey
Andy Snowden
Brenda/Ensemble
Understudy Linda
Emma Collier
Bus Conductor/Ensemble
Understudy Sammy, Mr Lyons, Policeman/Teacher
Gary Everett
Musicians
Musical Director/KeyboardsAlf Clewlow
KeyboardsSteve Clark
Keyboards/Assistant Musical DirectorMatthew Malone
DrumsMick Simpson
Bass Guitar/String BassKenny Shearer
Electric/AcousticJeff Crampton
Alto/Soprano SaxophonePete Hurt
Trumpet/FlugelIan Lynch

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UK and Ireland Tour 1998
25th May - 4th July 1998, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright. Designer: Andy Walmsley.
Music Producer: Jon Miller. Production Musical Director: Rod Edwards.
Musical Director: Phil Hauenstein. Lighting Design: Vince Herbert.
Sound Design: Barry Bartlett and Jon Miller for The Sound Company.

May 1998/Gaiety Theatre cast
CharacterPlayed By
Mrs JohnstoneRebecca Storm
NarratorMike Dyer
MickeyPaul Crosby
EddieNicholas Hart
Mrs Lyons
Understudy Mrs Johnstne
Annette Yeo
Linda/EnsembleSarah Mowat
Sammy/EnsemblePeter Washington
Mr Lyons/EnsembleMark Huggins
Policeman/Teacher/Ensemble
Understudy Narrator
Stuart Cross
Donna Marie/Miss Jones/Ensemble
Understudy Mrs Lyons
Sara Haggerty
Perkins/Ensemble
Understudy Eddie
Richard Ryder
Neighbour/Ensemble
Understudy Mickey
Tony Lanfranchi
Brenda/Ensemble
Understudy Linda
Victoria Ward
Bus Conductor/Ensemble
Understudy Sammy, Mr Lyons, Policeman/Teacher
Simeon Truby
Musicians
M D/KeyboardsPhil Hauenstein
KeyboardsSteve Clark
Keyboards/Assistant M DMatthew Malone
DrumsMick Simpson
Bass Guitar/String BassLewis Evans
Electric/AcousticDerrick Harris
Alto/Soprano SaxophonePete Hurst/Steve Mayne
Trumpet/FlugelMichael Blackshaw

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UK Tour 2008
Monday 10th - Saturday 15th November 2008, Derby LIVE Assembly Rooms
Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.
Musical Supervisor: Rod Edwards. Lighting: Mark Howett.
Designer: Andy Walmsley. Sound: Ben Harrison.

Nov 08/DL cast
CharacterPlayed By
Mrs JohnstoneMarti Webb
NarratorKeith Burns
MickeySean Jones
EddieSimon Willmont
Mrs Lyons
Understudy Mrs Johnstone
Vivienne Carlyle
Linda/EnsembleSuzanne Carley
Sammy/EnsembleDaniel Taylor
Mr Lyons
Understudy Narrator
Owen Oldroyd
Policeman/TeacherGraham Martin
Donna Marie/Miss Jones/Ensemble
Understudy Mrs Lyons, Brenda
Kathryn Douglas
Perkins/Ensemble
Understudy Eddie
Paul Davies
Neighbour/Ensemble
Understudy Mickey, Perkins, Bus Conductor
Mark Hammersley
Brenda/Ensemble
Understudy Linda, Donna Marie/Miss Jones
Claire Parrish
Bus Conductor/Ensemble
Understudy Mr Lyons, Sammy, Policeman/Teacher
Adam Stevens
Musicians
Musical Director and Keyboards 1Kelvin Towse
Assistant Musical Director and Keyboards 2Phil Gostelow
Keyboards 3Jackson Peter Baer
Drums/PercussionSimon Pembery
Bass Guitar/Double BassGlen Muscroft
Electric/Acoustic GuitarAdam Behrens
Trumpet/FlugelDavid Pickles
Alto/Soprano SaxophoneTony Bruce

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UK Tour 2014
Monday 13th - Saturday 25th October 2014, Birmingham Hippodrome
Directors: Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.
Designer: Andy Walmsley. Sound: Dan Samson.
Lighting: Nick Richings. Musical Supervisor: Tom de Keyser.

Oct 2014/BH cast
CharacterPlayed By
Mrs JohnstoneMaureen Nolan
NarratorKristofer Harding
MickeySean Jones
EddieJoel Benedict
Mrs Lyons
Understudy Mrs Johnstone
Kate Jarman
LindaDanielle Corlass
SammyDaniel Taylor
Mr Lyons
Understudy Narrator
Tim Churchill
Policeman/TeacherGraham Martin
Donna Marie/Miss Jones
Understudy Mrs Lyons, Brenda
Tori Hargreaves
Perkins
Understudy Eddie
Ben Rowland
Neighbour
Understudy Mickey, Perkins, Postman/Bus Conductor
Ryan-Lee Seager
Brenda
Understudy Linda, Donna Marie/Miss Jones
Lois Molloy
Bus Conductor
Understudy Mr Lyons, Sammy, Policeman/Teacher
Graeme Kinniburgh

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