Sunday, November 11

Blood Brothers Final Curtain

Having been at the opening night of the revival of  Blood Brothers in the West End  in 1998 when Kiki Dee was Mrs Johnstone, Warwick Evans was narrating and Con O'Neill was Mickey, it seemed only fitting that I was there at the last night.

I've lost count of the number of times I have seen the show over the years with all the different casts, but have to say every time Willy Russell's haunting lyrics have caused me to shed a tear.

So I was feeling very emotional last night but held it together until it came to the final curtain when after the cast had taken their bows and a large screen was flown in. One by one pictures appeared of cast members who have performed  at the Phoenix, until the end when the final three artists: the late Robert Locke, Carl Wayne and Stephanie Lawrence appeared.

But was the rendition of  the final verse of Tell Me It's Not True being sung  a capella  with the house lights up that finished me off ...

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