Blood Brothers comes to Portrush this weekend

Front (from left) Andrew McCracken (Mickey), Elaine Macauley (Mrs Johnston), David McDowell (Eddie). back (from left) Fiona Flynn (Linda), Donal Macauley (milkman, doctor, policeman), Una Culkin (Mrs Lyons/director). PHOTO BY ATLANTIC LENS PHOTOGRAPHY
Front (from left) Andrew McCracken (Mickey), Elaine Macauley (Mrs Johnston), David McDowell (Eddie). back (from left) Fiona Flynn (Linda), Donal Macauley (milkman, doctor, policeman), Una Culkin (Mrs Lyons/director). PHOTO BY ATLANTIC LENS PHOTOGRAPHY

This weekend, Portrush Town Hall will play host to the hilarious but heartbreaking Willy Russell play ‘Blood Brothers’.

Connection Theatre Group will present the play on Friday (11th) and Saturday (12th) November at 8pm in aid of Causeway Women’s Aid.

The play tells the story of the Johnston twin boys - one of whom is kept by his mother, the other given away to a wealthy childless woman.

The boys - Mickey and Edward - are raised at opposite ends of the social spectrum until one day, by chance, they meet again.

Heading the cast as Mrs Johnstone is Elaine Macauley who is joined on stage by her husband Donal Macauley who plays the policeman, milkman and the doctor.

The twin boys are played by David McDowell (Edward) and Andrew McCracken (Mickey) with Fiona Flynn playing Linda.

Completing the cast are Una Culkin as Mrs Lyons and Stevie Black as the narrator.

Tickets for Blood Brothers are priced at £10 and are available from Causeway Women’s Aid, Abbey Street, Coleraine; from cast members or at the door on the night. All profits to Causeway Women’s Aid.