>> So, despite my High-School-Musical-phobia, which - hands down - I am never going to lose, I've recently been told that "everyone needs a little bit of cheese in their lives". Fair enough. I don't exclude myself from that. In fact, my Bambi-traumatised self tends to agree with this slogan every now and then. Because of that and my general hyperactivity when it comes to musical cream toppings, you can probably imagine my reaction after following up on the lastest news about the Empire's playbill for April:
Willy Russell's striking musical "Blood Brothers" will return to Liverpool for two weeks only! It is
"the moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences." (Liverpool Empire Theatre, 12/3/2010)
Originally having premièred at Liverpool's Playhouse theatre in 1983, Blood Brothers has become one of the world's longest running and most true-to-life musicals.
Thanks to Bat For Lashes' tranquille Sleep Alone, I ended up sitting down rather then breaking my bed frame with any further hopping around, but still, the truth remains:
If any audience was to identify with and appreciate the nature-vs.-nurture, gritty character of this play, it'd be Liverpool's!
>> "Blood Brothers" @ Liverpool Empire Theatre (12th - 24th April 2010). Tickets from 16,75/20adv.