As long-running musical Blood Brothers enters its final fortnight at the Phoenix Theatre, some of its best known stars from years gone by are giving the show a great send-off by re-joining the company.
From today, 29 October, Warwick Evans, Mark Hutchinson, Jan Graveson (pictured), Lyn Paul, Sean Jones and Alex Harland will reprise their former roles in Willy Russell’s classic musical until it finally shuts on 10 November.
Evans returns as The Narrator, joined by his former London and Broadway co-stars Hutchinson as Eddie and Graveson as Linda.
Paul, one of the show’s longest serving and favourite leading ladies, made her debut in the show over sixteen years ago as Mrs Johnston.
Jones, as Micky, has performed in Blood Brothers more times than any of the other returning actors bar Harland, who has performed the role of The Postman over 4,000 times.
Blood Brothers is the West End’s third longest-running West End show. It will have played over 10.000 performances across 24 years by the times its doors finally close.
Loosely based on The Corsican Brothers, it tells the story of Mickey and Eddie, two brothers who are separated at birth but brought together again by a twist of fate.
The show has won a series of awards over its lengthy run, including Olivier Awards for Best New Musical and Leading Actress in a Musical, as well as seven Tony Award nominations.