Blood Brothers

A drama by Willy Russell
Thursday 15 May 1997 - Saturday 17 May 1997
Faringdon Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon SN7 7JA
Directed by Kate Lord

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets were available from Breath of Spring (florist), 4a Market Place, Faringdon.

Blood Brothers 1997 NewsclipBlood Brothers 1997 CuttingThis is the non-musical play version of the hugely successful musical. It is based in Liverpool, a city suffering the economic downturn of the time. It follows the lives of Mickey and Eddie, twins separated at birth when one is given up by their mother to her wealthy neighbour, with the promise of a better life. The action takes place over the first twenty-plus years of their lives. Growing up on different ends of the social spectrum, the boys spark up a friendship, becoming “blood brothers” after discovering their shared date of birth. Tragedy, however, unfolds.

Blood Brothers 1997 4

Simon Wisbey; Paul Garratt

Blood Brothers 1997 1

Simon Wisbey; Carole Tappenden; Jo Webster; Paul Garratt

Blood Brothers 1997 2

Peter Webster; Jo Webster

Blood Brothers 1997 3

Carole Tappenden; Simon Wisbey

Photographs by kind permission of Ian Smith (founder of the ‘Faringdon Folly’ newspaper)

Cast (in order of appearance):

Narrator - Carolyn Taylor
Mrs Johnson - Jo Webster
Milkman /Doctor - Peter Webster
Mrs Lyons - Carole Tappenden
Mickey - Paul Garratt
Edward - Simon Wisbey
Linda - Karen Whiffen
Policeman - Alistair Warner

See programme for further details.

Production No.124 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)