Monday 26 September to Saturday 1 October
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This week Blood Brothers will make its triumphant return to the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, from the 26 September to the 1 October, this year’s production sees X Factor star Niki Evans joining the cast.
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 brittle 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 inevitably to the show’s shattering climax. So far Blood Brothers has had sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan. This epic tale has been in the West End since July 1988 and touring the UK since 1995.
Niki Evans started singing at the tender age of twelve; it was her performances on 2007’s series of THE X FACTOR where she really captured the nation’s hearts. Niki went on to reach the show’s semi final, winning a legion of fans along the way. Niki made her Musical Theatre debut playing the role of Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers. Niki is thrilled to be returning to Blood Brothers to reprise her portrayal of Mrs Johnstone.
A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment.
Sue Roberts reviews ‘Blood Brothers’:
I now know what all the fuss is about and why my friend has been to see ‘Blood Brothers’ a dozen times!
Captivating from start to finish, this was a polished and professional performance, from the simple but very effective set to the fantastic vocal skills of all concerned, portraying Willy Russell’s simple but thought provoking storyline.
Whilst all performers were superb, Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone, Sean Jones as Mickey and Craig Price as the Narrator certainly stood out, and Sean’s portrayal of a 7 year old boy was a delight to behold.
The musicians, who remained out of sight, were very accomplished and helped create the emotion of the story wonderfully.
The performers certainly deserved the standing ovation they received at the end of the evening, though it was a shame that the musicians did not appear on stage to take a bow to the appreciative audience.
Get along to the Wyvern Theatre this week and see it if you can – you won’t be disappointed!