Blood is thicker than water

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THE famous play described as a “Liverpudlian West Side Story” is being shown at the Grand in Lancaster and marks the directorial debut for the theatre’s manager.

Ellie Singleton will direct Blood Brothers by Willy Russell, to be performed by the Lancaster Footlights until Saturday (April 28) alongside Marian Cox.

Blood Brothers tells the terrible tale of two brothers separated at birth. Shrouded in superstition and sadness, it is a story of a class divide that breaks through blood and kin.

“This is my first time at directing for Lancaster Footlights and having programmed all the professional shows at the theatre for the last three years it seems strange,” said Ellie.

“Although I’m not really a novice since I have a degree in theatre and creative writing and this has allowed me to put my skills to good use.

“Marion Cox is also directing with me and she is a very focused and creative individual and it has been a pleasure working with her.

“She brings many qualities to the mix and between us I think we will deliver a very different performance to the norm, with many twists and turns and a few surprises along the way.”

“I am really excited about this production, in places we have turned it on its head and the audience will be surprised with some of our decision making but I am absolutely confident they will leave having had great value for money and possibly taking a tear or two with them.”

Performances are at 7.30pm tonight and tomorrow, with an additional Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

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