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by Willy Russell

Directed by Joan Goodwin

Thursday 18th – Saturday 27th March 2010 in the Auditorium

“So, did you ever hear the tale of the Johnston twins… how one was kept and one given away?”

This is the original Willy Russell play. Fast-moving and perceptive, entertaining and thought-provoking, funny yet ultimately tragic, it tells the tale of twin brothers who are born into a large working-class family and what happens when their mother decides to have one of them adopted.

Blood Brothers looks at the differences and conflicts of their upbringings, their relationships with each other and with their real and adoptive mothers.

Preview Night: Charity Performance

Thursday 18th March at 8pm

The preview night of Blood Brothers will be a charity performance in aid of DASH. Tickets at the usual prices will be available from Campus West box office and the Barn.

DASH (Diabetic Association of South Herts) is a subsidiary of DUK and is a local support group for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes, and for their families. One of the cast of Blood Brothers is also a member of DASH, and through this Registered Charity she is endeavouring to raise money to provide diabetes monitoring equipment for the QEII and Lister Hospitals.

Read more about this charity performance

Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks now feature at the Barn on the following nights:

  • Monday 22nd at 7.30pm in the Clubroom — Director Joan Goodwin disentangles the twins and their times.
  • Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm in the Clubroom — Dr. Cindy Lawford looks at Willy Russell’s Liverpool lingo.
  • Wednesday 24th after the performance — Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
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Part of the Barn’s 2009/2010 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Mrs Johnston-Rachel Dawson
Mrs Lyons-Bobbi Hartshorne
Mickey-Matthew Wheeler
Eddie-Jack Gatier
Linda-Marie Hodge
Narrator/Milkman/Doctor-Glyn Day
Policewoman-Susan Read
Sammy-Marie Hodge
Kids & Chorus-Sophie Washington
Members of The Company

Creative team

Director-Joan Goodwin
Stage Manager-Rosemary Bianchi
Set Design & Painting-Rosemary Bianchi
Lighting Design-John Cude
Lighting Operator-Michael Merry
Properties-Kris Moore
Set Builders-Richard Deacon
Bill Evans
Eric Farlie
Pat Finch
Norman Merry
Brian Milburn
Peter Moore
Matt Richmond
Wigs-Diane Pickard
Costume-Members of The Company
Festival Costumes
Sound Design & Operation-Rachel Dawson
Rob Wallace
James Rowles
Prompter-Maryam Rodway
Photography-Simon Wallace
John Davies
Poster Design-Clive Weatherley
Choreography-Lynsey Seddon
Production Assistant-Stephanie Dunn
Production Secretary-John Davies
Accent Coach-Steve Leadbetter

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Performances

Thursday 18th – Saturday 27th March 2010

Thursday 18th March8.00pmPreview Night: Charity performance in support of DASH
Friday 19th March8.00pm 
Saturday 20th March8.00pm 
Monday 22nd March8.00pmShow Talk at 7.30pm: Director Joan Goodwin disentangles the twins and their times.
Tuesday 23rd March8.00pmShow Talk at 7.30pm: Dr. Cindy Lawford looks at Willy Russell’s Liverpool lingo.
Wednesday 24th March8.00pmShow Talk after the performance: Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Thursday 25th March8.00pm 
Friday 26th March8.00pm 
Saturday 27th March8.00pm 

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