REVIEW: Blood Brothers at South Holland Centre

St Nicolas Players gave a superb performance with their production of Willy Russell’s play Blood Brothers last week at the South Holland Centre.

This is the gritty story set in Liverpool of twin boys being separated at birth destined to live very different lives but become the best of friends, unfortunately not with a fairy tale ending instead a tragic one that gives the audience much to think about.

Emma Dobbs and Amber Sinclair playing Mrs Johnston and Mrs Lyons portrayed the agony and fear of losing a child forever brilliantly and Nick Fletcher as the narrator gave an eerie and menacing feel to the whole performance.

The roles of Mickey, Eddie and Linda (played by Mark Spellman, Rob Callaby and Lucy Allen) changed the audience’s mood from light hearted laughter when they played the carefree children unconfined by social barriers to a darker feel as these superb players grew up to face the responsibilities and pressures of adult life and class differences.

The whole performance was very professional and thought provoking, the players, costumes, scenery and music brought together a great evening and credit goes to Gemma Page (Director) Tom Millard (Producer) The Cast and Production team, not one detail was missed.

Look out for St Nicolas Players next performance in the Spring with ‘Allo ‘Allo by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft.

LIZ MCMURRAY