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Alexander Patmore, Joel Benedict and Paula Tappenden join Blood Brothers spring tour cast

The three new additions join the production from next week.

Credit: Alexander Patmore

Alexander Patmore, Joel Benedict and Paula Tappenden have joined the cast of the spring tour of Blood Brothers.

They will play Mickey, Eddie and Mrs Lyons respectively, and join actress Linzi Hateley who leads the cast in the seminal role of Mrs Johnstone. The three new additions will begin their run at Bournemouth Pavilion on 26th February 2019.

For Patmore his role as Mickey Johnstone will be his first time as part of the show Benedict and Tappenden have played their characters in previous productions.

Joel Benedict / Paula Tappenden

Credit: Joel Benedict / Paula Tappenden

The rest of the cast includes Robbie Scotcher, Danielle Corlass, Tim Churchill, Graham Martin, Amy Jane Ollies, Alison Crawford, Graeme Kinniburgh, Andy Owens and Josh Capper.

Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

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When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax.

Blood Brothers is written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell. It ran in London’s West End for 24 years and has enjoyed sell-out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan.

The full list of remaining spring dates are:

Tuesday 26th February – Saturday 2nd March
Bournemouth Pavilion
Box Office: 0844 576 3000

Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th March
Forum Theatre, Billingham
Box Office: 01642 552663

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Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd March
INEC, Killarney
Box Office: 00 353 (0) 64 66 7155

Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th March
Royal Theatre, Castlebar
Box Office: 00 353 (0) 94 90 2311

Tuesday 2nd – Saturday 6th April
Princess Theatre, Torquay
Box Office: 0844 871 3023

Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th April
The Lowry, Salford
Box Office: 0843 208 6000

Monday 15th – Saturday 20th April
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Box Office: 01492 872000

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Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th April
Blackpool Opera House
Box Office: 0844 856 1111

Tuesday 30th – Saturday 4th April
Kings Theatre, Southsea
Box Office: 02392 828 282

Tuesday 7th – Saturday 18th May
Leeds Grand Theatre
Box Office: 0844 848 2700

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