This week, the Regent Theatre has another of Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomsons smashing productions showing. Willy Russell’s ‘Blood Brothers’ is a fantastic story which people of all ages would be able to follow.
The performance boasts an amazing live orchestra and high quality visual and sound effects that add so much emotion to the tale, whilst going against the idea that the theatre is an outdated mode of story telling.
The energy of the cast is infectious and non-stop throughout the play, and the amazing acting skills shown will keep you glued to your seat. The all-seeing narrator adds a voice of reason and is more than just an updater of the plot for the audience. Maureen Nolan may be the only name you recognise on entering, but the fantastic acting of all the cast will have you flicking through the programme to see who is who.
The production deserves much more praise than can be written here. If you miss this performance then you are definitely missing out. You’ll be thinking ‘Who needs television?’ when you watch this fantastic, catchy and emotional production.
‘Blood Brothers’ runs at The Regent until Saturday 11th May.
Tickets can be purchased at The Regent Theatre Box Office, by calling 0844 871 7649 or at www.atgtickets.com/stoke
Review By Grace Cooper