Real brothers become Blood Brothers

So, you decide to stage a version of Willy Russell’s acclaimed play ‘Blood Brothers’ about two new-born twins who are separated at birth - but how do you find two actors to portray that special bond between the boys?

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013, 7:18 am

Simple - cast two brothers in the roles, that’s how!

And that’s exactly what is happening in a fantastic new adaptation of ‘Blood Brothers’ by Ballymoney’s acting brothers, Neil and Paul McMaster.

The brothers are producing - and starring in - ‘Blood Brothers’ which will go on stage in Coleraine’s Riverside Theatre on November 14 and 15 for three performances.

The plot tells the story of the Johnston twins “as like each other as two new pins, how both were born on the self same day, how one was kept, one given away...”

A single mother in financial desperation gives away one of her new-born sons and attempts to keep them from discovering one another’s true identity.

However, their lives become unavoidably linked and her secrecy leads them to a tragic ending.

This is a powerful and moving story which combines moments of joy and sadness beaautifully.

A wonderful tale that will capture your heaart and leave a lasting impression. The show is both hilariously funny and yet deeply moving.

Tickets £14, concession £10, schoolchildren £6. Box Office 028 70 123 123 or online