REVIEW: Blood Brothers, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange

The power, pathos and poetry of this emotionally-charged musical brought the full house to their feet on the opening night of the show's week-long run.

The epic tale of superstition and class set in Liverpool is celebrating its 28th anniversary and Bill Kenwright's production of Willy Russell's play continues to wow audiences.

It fizzes with passion and energy on a superb set with the story highlighted by the poignancy of songs including Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and Tell Me It's Not True.

The story's pivotal character is Mrs Johnstone played by Maureen Nolan who made her name more than 30 years ago in one of the first 'girl bands'. The strength of her singing voice combined with her acting skills are vital ingredients in the show's success.

She was surrounded by a great cast led by the brothers Mickey and Eddie (Sean Jones and Matthew Collyer) and the narrator (Craig Price) plus 20 more doubling up in playing a variety of characters who all contributed to the show's impact.

This captivating and moving story served up with such panache deserves all its smash-hit accolades. It was a treat not to be missed.

•Continues to Saturday March 24. Box office: 01553 764864.

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