Blood BrothersDistance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 3.1 miles 7:30 pm
KATS presents Blood Brothers (Play Version) by Willy Russell. Blood Brothers tells the tale of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. Set in Liverpool across the 1960s, 70s and 80s it follows Mickey and Eddie as they grow up.
Raised only streets apart, they meet by chance aged 7 and form an instant if unlikely friendship. Never knowing the secret of what happened to them when they were born, their contrasting circumstances and the opportunities that lie ahead for each of them ultimately lead the brothers in different directions - with dramatic and tragic consequences.
The story, although essentially a simple one, is told with epic skill by legendary writer Willy Russell, author of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.
Blood Brothers (play version) is a meaty, moving piece of theatre. The staging of this production is a change to the usual seating arrangements in the Hall at Malborough and will create a more intimate atmosphere by bringing the audience closer to the action. The play contains one song, “Marilyn Monroe” and is preceded by a scene setting prologue comprising live music, poetry and comedy sketches all with a Liverpool theme.
The show has a running time of approximately 1 hour 45 mins including an interval.
Blood Brothers will be staged at Malborough Village Hall which is transformed to a theatre with raked seating, a licensed bar and plenty of parking. There will be performance from 25th to 28th September at 7.30pm each evening.
Tickets are £8 for the Wednesday and £10 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Under-18s are £8 for every performance. Group discounts available, buy ten and get the cheapest free. Tickets are available from the Kingsbridge Information Centre OR
online via Ticketsource: go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/kats-kingsbridge-amateur-theatrical-society (a maximum 42p booking fee per ticket applies online).
For more information please go to KATS website www.kats-kingsbridge.co.uk, follow on Facebook at KATSKingsbridgeDevon or email KATS secretary Pat Barlow on [email protected]