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Norwich Theatre Royal review: Blood Brothers is a rollercoaster ride of emotions which deserves audience ovation

PUBLISHED: 11:24 20 September 2017

Norwich Theatre Royal new season. Pictured is the musical Blood Brothers. Photo: supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal.

Norwich Theatre Royal new season. Pictured is the musical Blood Brothers. Photo: supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal.

supplied by Norwich Theatre Royal

For 30 years it has captivated audiences across the UK and now the tragic tale of separated siblings is back on the Norwich Theatre Royal stage.

Blood Brothers is the powerful, dark and moving story of doomed twins whose fate is sealed from birth when, after being separated, they grow up in different worlds before coming together with devastating consequences.

The tragic tone of the Willy Russell-written production is set by Dean Chisnall (narrator) who, like a terminal ticking time-bomb, brings closer the fateful finale with every appearance.

The relationship between Mickey (Sean Jones) an errant schoolboy, turned jealous former convict, Eddie (Mark Hutchinson), his privileged brother and their mother (Lyn Paul) is beautifully portrayed.

Gritty, gripping, funny and euphoric, tragic and sad - Blood Brothers is a rollercoaster ride of emotions which thoroughly deserved the standing ovation.

It runs until Saturday, September 23. For tickets call 01603 630000.

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