also ran in London's West End for 24 years, exceeding 10,000 performances, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.
is about the Johnstone twins - one is kept by already struggling single mother Mrs Johnstone; while the other is raised in comfort by a middleclass family.
Willy Russell's Blood Brothers
is the wretched tale of twin boys born into poverty but where one is saved from a life of drudgery by an illegal adoption.
In fact, when Blood Brothers
opened this week at Birmingham Hippodrome, it marked its 10th visit in 20 years.
Most people know Blood Brothers
as a musical but Willy Russell originally wrote it as a play," says John Staw of South Tyneside-based JS Productions.
Having seen Blood Brothers
at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre the previous week, the school were able to make contact with Denbigh born Sean, who was only too happy to offer a workshop for the students.
follows the tale of the Johnstone twins, separated at birth but then growing up as friends unaware of their true relationship.
She did a musical called Oh What A Night and then she was cast as Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers
The modifications funded by Blood Brothers
Foundation will change the lives of those who are selected as recipients.
Set in 1960s Liverpool, Blood Brothers
tells the story of two twin boys separated at birth because their struggling single mother cannot afford to raise them both.
I'm doing I Don't Know How to Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar, Tell Me It's Not True from Blood Brothers
and a song from Company called Another Hundred People.
MIDDLESBROUGH Little Theatre Company takes to the stage with their latest production - Blood Brothers
- next week.
And 'dancing like Marilyn Monroe,' former X-Factor contestant Niki Evans will take on the lead role of Mrs Johnstone in the production of Blood Brothers
Niki Evans, who was a favourite in 2007, is now a West End star and she's about to visit Wales in the hit musical Blood Brothers
AS Willy Russell's Blood Brothers
celebrates its 25th anniversary, the story of the Johnstone twins comes to the Midlands.