Brothers in Arms
“Brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring approval”
This endorsement by the Daily Mail has been echoed by critics across the globe as ‘Blood Brothers’ is widely regarded as being one of the most successful and poignant musicals ever to grace the big stage. It is a tale of two twins who are separated at birth and, when they are reunited, the consequences are devastating. One brother becomes a councillor; the other a down-and-out who ends up on the wrong side of the law and finds himself in prison; unemployed and rejected. The story has many twists and turns, culminating in both siblings falling for the same girl, which causes a huge dent in their close companionship, and results in a double tragedy. The play has amassed a cult following, as it has been running since the early Eighties, and there have been certain individuals who have attended shows from the very first performance, collecting hundreds of pieces of memorabilia along the way. Sure, the audience choose to watch a grittier, Martina Cole-esque portrayal of life, as opposed to the flamboyant gaudiness of Rocky Horror; but they are just as devoted and enthusiastic.
If you are an ardent fan of the Liverpool-based musical then you will be delighted to know that the Bill Kenwright-produced masterpiece is coming to the Lyric Theatre at the Lowry, running from Monday 2nd September to Saturday 7th September. Yes you heard; THAT Bill Kenwright! The same Bill Kenwright that has loyally championed the Blue half of Merseyside since becoming chairman of Everton on the 1st June 2004; fulfilling his boyhood dream. He has been instrumental in the arts industry for over twenty years and has been involved in so many long-running productions such as ‘Cabaret’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’. However, it is widely known that ‘Blood Brothers’ is the show dearest to his heart, as it is both realistic and touching, and will tug at the emotions of even the coldest of fish.
You will be absolutely mesmerised by the award-winning turns by the unbelievably talented cast, and will retire to your room at The Mitre Hotel feeling like you have witnessed a momentous and memorable event. It is the third longest-running play in West End history, and its popularity continues to grow. Here at the Mitre, we are pretty much in the same boat as far as our reputation is concerned, as more and more guests are flocking to our doors whenever they require top of the range accommodation in Manchester City Centre as opposed to drab and dreary hotels in Manchester City Centre which lack that certain ‘je ne sais quos’. Our traditional building and delightful furnishings distinguish us from more basic, run of the mill hotels in Manchester City Centre and we pride ourselves on our unbeatable hospitality. To find out a little more about Manchester City Centre accommodation just give The Mitre Hotel a bell on 0161 834 4128.