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Blood Brothers at the Gaiety Theatre 19 February 2008

The Department of Tourism & Leisure is delighted to announce that the BILL KENWRIGHT production of WILLY RUSSELL'S multi-award-winning smash hit musical BLOOD BROTHERS is coming to The Gaiety Theatre.

LINDA NOLAN will star in this internationally acclaimed musical hailed by the critics as 'unmissable' and 'unbeatable' and featuring unforgettable hit songs including 'Easy Terms' and 'Tell Me It's Not True'.

Directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.

Musical Director Rod Edwards

Designer Andy Walmsley

Lighting Design Nick Richings.

“You’ve never seen a musical like BLOOD BROTHERS. Every night of the week audiences stand and cheer. See it for yourself and understand why.” New York Times

Following sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan the international smash hit musical BLOOD BROTHERS continues to tour the UK. Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, BLOOD BROTHERS has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway this epic tale of Liverpool life has been running in London’s West End, since July 1988 and touring the UK since 1995.

BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be re-united by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

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 inexorably to the show’s shattering climax. A sensational cast, incredible show-stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make BLOOD BROTHERS an enthralling night of entertainment.

WILLY RUSSELL is undeniably one of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists. His countless 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. SHIRLEY VALENTINE also made the move from stage to screen in an enormously popular film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.

Gaiety Theatre MONDAY, 9TH JUNE - SATURDAY, 21ST JUNE, 2008

Monday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Seat prices: Stalls £25, Circle £30, Concessions £20

Tickets available on-line from www.villagaiety.com; from The Welcome Centre, Sea Terminal, Douglas and via the Ticket Hotline: 694555

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