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These pages provide details of some of the printed publications - books, theatre programmes, newspapers and magazines - that have featured Lyn Paul during her long career.

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Nostalgia
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1970 - 1979
1980 - 1989
1990 - 1999
2000 - 2009
2010 - 2017
Concert and Theatre Programmes

New Seekers' programmes featuring Lyn Paul
Concert programmes
Pantomime programmes
Summer Season and Variety Show programmes
Theatre programmes


Theatre Programmes


Lyn Paul's dream of starring in a stage musical came true in 1997 when she was offered the lead role of Mrs. Johnstone in Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. Since then she has played the part many times in the West End and at theatres around the UK.

In 2002 Lyn starred in the West End production of Boy George's musical Taboo. The following year she lent her talents to a new musical, The Biz!, by Chris Hamel-Cooke and Charles Garland. In 2007 she starred as Vi Moore in Footloose The Musical and in 2011 she originated the role of Sophie in Rhinestone Mondays. In 2013, having brought the West End production of Blood Brothers to a close the year before, Lyn joined the cast of the Rufus Norris production of Cabaret for its UK tour. The programmes from these productions are described below.

West End

Blood Brothers
Phoenix Theatre


Blood Brothers
souvenir brochures


Footloose
Playhouse Theatre


Taboo
The Venue

UK Theatres

Blood Brothers

UK tour 1997
UK tour 2002
UK tour 2006
Liverpool, 2008
UK tour 2009
UK tour 2010
UK tour 2016
UK tour 2017

The Biz!

Cabaret

Footloose

Rhinestone Mondays


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Blood Brothers, Norwich Theatre Royal (programme cover).


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Lyn Paul Then:
1997


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Blood Brothers
reviews


On the Net:
Blood Brothers


Q&A:
Blood Brothers
cast recordings



Blood Brothers
UK tour 1997

Norwich Theatre Royal
5th - 17th May 1997

New Theatre, Hull
19th - 31st May 1997

Her Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
2nd - 14th June 1997

Grand Theatre, Swansea
16th - 28th June 1997

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
30th June - 12th July 1997

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
14th July - 2nd August 1997

The Hexagon, Reading
25th - 30th August 1997

Theatre Royal, Plymouth
1st - 13th September 1997

Hippodrome, Bristol
15th - 20th September 1997


Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programme (Norwich Theatre Royal, 1977).

Blood Brothers, New Victoria Theatre, Woking (programme cover).

The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Mike Dyer
Mickey  - James Hirst
Eddie  - Nicholas Hart
Mrs. Lyons  - Lisa Bowerman
Linda  - Sarah Mowat
Sammy  - Peter Washington
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Maxwell Clarke
Policeman / Teacher  - Andrew Westfield
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Louise Faulkner
Perkins  - Ryan Philpott
Neighbour  - Andy Snowden
Brenda  - Emma Collier
Bus Conductor  - Gary Everett

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programme (New Victoria Theatre, 1997).
 
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Blood Brothers, Empire Theatre, Liverpool (programme cover).


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Lyn Paul Then:
2002


In Print 2002

Malvern Gazette

Daily Post,
5th April


Daily Post,
10th April


Liverpool Echo,
5th April


Liverpool Echo,
10th April


Blood Brothers
UK tour 2002

Festival Theatre, Malvern
1st - 6th April 2002

The Empire Theatre, Liverpool
8th - 20th April 2002

The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Philip Stewart
Mickey  - Paul Crosby
Eddie  - Mark Hutchinson
Mrs. Lyons  - Jacqui Charlesworth
Linda  - Hayley Jayne Spencer
Sammy  - Peter Washington
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - David Rudd
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Nicola Rutherford
Perkins  - Adam Knight
Neighbour  - Richard Munday
Brenda  - Emma Rayes
Bus Conductor  - Mark Lawson

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programe (Empire Liverpool, 2002).

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Blood Brothers, Birmingham Hippodrome (programme cover).


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2006


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2006


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2006


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2006

Blood Brothers
UK tour 2006

In February 2006 Lyn Paul rushed to the rescue at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham when Linda Nolan pulled out of the Blood Brothers tour in order to have treatment for breast cancer. Lyn continued with the tour until the end of April, returning again for three weeks in October while Linda had chemotherapy. The programmes at the following venues were all hastily altered to reflect the cast change and include Lyn's biography.

The Hexagon, Reading
27th February - 4th March 2006

Orchard Theatre, Dartford
6th - 11th March 2006

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
13th - 25th March 2006

The New Theatre, Cardiff
27th March - 8th April 2006

The Tameside Hippodrome, Ashton-Under-Lyne
10th - 15th April 2006

The Empire Theatre, Liverpool
17th - 29th April 2006

Civic Theatre, Darlington
2nd - 7th October 2006

Birmingham Hippodrome
9th - 21st October 2006


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Keith Burns
Mickey  - Stephen Palfreman
Eddie  - Craig Whiteley
Mrs. Lyons  - Kate McCahill
 - Joanne Zorian
 - Sandy Walsh
Linda  - Louise Clayton
Sammy  - Daniel Taylor
Mr. Lyons  - Jason Griffiths
 - Jon De Ville
Policeman / Teacher  - Matt Slack
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Chloe Taylor
Perkins  - Tom Lorcan
 - Simon Willmont
Neighbour  - Karl Greenwood
 - Mark Hammersley
Brenda  - Lisa Taylor Roberts
 - Anna Sambrooks
Bus Conductor  - Patrick Taggart
 - Jonathan Black

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programme (Birmingham Hippodrome, 2006).

Blood Brothers
The Empire Theatre, Liverpool
31st December 2007 - 26th January 2008

Producer Bill Kenwright staged a special production of Blood Brothers to mark Liverpool's year as European Capital Of Culture. He invited Lyn Paul to play the role of Mrs. Johnstone, commenting to the local press that of all the Mrs. Johnstones, she was probably the best.

The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Keith Burns
Mickey  - Sean Jones
Eddie  - Mark Hutchinson
Mrs. Lyons  - Vivienne Carlyle
Linda  - Linzi Matthews
Sammy  - Daniel Taylor
Mr. Lyons  - Russell-Leighton Dixon
Policeman / Teacher  - Graham Martin
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Christina Marley
Perkins  - Paul Davies
Neighbour  - Mark Hammersley
Brenda  - Ashley Morgan
Bus Conductor  - Adam Stevens
 
 
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Blood Brothers, Churchill Theatre, Bromley (programme cover).


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2009


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2009


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2009


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2009


Blood Brothers
UK tour 2009

In August 2009 producer Bill Kenwright asked Lyn Paul to join the UK touring production of Blood Brothers for two weeks while auditions were held to find a new Mrs. Johnstone. Lyn appeared at:

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
Tuesday, 18th - Saturday, 22nd August 2009

Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Monday, 24th - Saturday, 29th August 2009

A programme was printed for Lyn's second week at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. At the first week of shows in Bournemouth theatregoers were only able to buy the Blood Brothers souvenir programme with an A4 cast list as an insert.

Lyn had only planned to join the touring productiion for those two weeks but when Bill Kenwright made her an offer she "couldn't refuse", Lyn flew back from Spain to re-join the cast for the remainder of the 2009 tour.

Venue Cymru, Llandudno
Monday, 7th - Saturday, 12th September 2009

Empire Theatre, Sunderland
Monday, 14th - Saturday, 26th September 2009

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
Monday, 28th September - Saturday, 3rd October 2009

Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby
Monday, 5th - Saturday, 10th October 2009

Opera House, Manchester
Monday, 12th - Saturday, 24th October 2009

Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Monday, 26th - Saturday, 31st October 2009

The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
Monday, 2nd - Saturday, 7th November 2009

Theatre Royal, Brighton
Monday, 9th - Saturday, 14th November 2009

Leicester De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Monday, 16th - Saturday, 21st November 2009

Charter Theatre, Preston
Monday, 23rd - Saturday, 28th November 2009

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Monday, 30th November - Saturday, 5th December 2009


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Robbie Scotcher
Mickey  - Sean Jones
Eddie  - Simon Willmont
Mrs. Lyons  - Paula Tappenden
Linda  - Anna Sambrooks
Sammy  - Daniel Taylor
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Graham Martin
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Polli Redston
Perkins  - Paul Davies
Neighbour  - David Cooper
Brenda  - Olivia Sloyan
Bus Conductor  - Graham Kinniburgh

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programe (Churcilll Theatre, Bromley, 2009).
 
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Blood Brothers, Richmond Theatre (programme cover).


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2010


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2010


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2010


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2010


Blood Brothers
UK tour 2010

The 2010 UK touring production of Blood Brothers started in Scotland. Lyn Paul joined the company in Tunbridge Wells. Vivienne Carlyle temporarily took over the role of Mrs. Johnstone in Richmond, while Lyn recovered from a chest infection she had picked up in Bradford.

King's Theatre, Glasgow
1st - 13th February 2010

Eden Court, Inverness
15th - 20th February 2010

Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
23rd - 27th February 2010

Festival Theatre, Malvern
1st - 13th March 2010

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
15th - 20th March 2010

Richmond Theatre, Richmond
Tel: 22nd - 27th March 2010

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
29th March - 10th April 2010

Empire Theatre, Liverpool
12th - 24th April 2010

Bristol Hippodrome
26th April - 8th May 2010

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
10th - 22nd May 2010

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
31st May - 5th June 2010

Buxton Opera House
7th - 19th June 2010

New Theatre, Cardiff
21st June - 3rd July 1010

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
5th - 17th July 2010

White Rock Theatre, Hastings
19th - 24th July 2010


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Robbie Scotcher
Mickey  - Sean Jones
Eddie  - Paul Davies
Mrs. Lyons  - Tracy Spencer
Linda  - Kelly-Anne Gower
Sammy  - Daniel Taylor
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Graham Martin
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Polli Redston
Perkins  - Dean Kilford
Neighbour  - David Cooper
Brenda  - Olivia Sloyan
Bus Conductor  - Graham Kinniburgh

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programe (Richmond Theatre, Richmond upon Thames, 2010).
 
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Blood Brothers, Richmond Theatre (programme cover).


Blood Brothers
UK Spring tour 2016

Lyn Paul returned to the role of Mrs. Johnstone for the 2016 UK touring production of Blood Brothers. Other familiar faces returning to the cast included Sean Jones as Mickey, Paula Tappenden as Mrs. Lyons and Tim Churchill as Mr. Lyons. Joel Benedict made his professional debut in the role of Eddie.

Broadway Theatre, Peterborough. PE1 1RT
12th - 16th January 2016

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. BN21 4BT
18th - 23rd January 2016

Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond. TW9 1QJ
25th - 30th January 2016

Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby. DN31 2BH
1st - 6th February

Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh. EH1 3AA
8th - 13th February 2016

Theatre Royal, Nottingham. NG1 5ND
15th - 20th February 2016

Churchill Theatre, Bromley. BR1 1HA
22nd - 27th February 2016

New Theatre, Oxford. OX1 2AG
1st - 5th March 2016

Opera House, Water Street, Buxton. SK17 6XN
7th - 12th March 2016

Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, Crewe. CW1 2DA
14th - 19th March 2016

Princess Theatre, Torquay. TQ2 5EZ
22nd - 26th March 2016

Grand Theatre, Leeds. LS1 6NZ
28th March - 2nd April 2016

Winter Gardens, Blackpool. FY1 1HW
5th - 9th April 2016

Swan Theatre, St. Mary Street, High Wycombe. HP11 2XE
11th - 16th April 2016


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Kristofer Harding
Mickey  - Sean Jones
Eddie  - Joel Benedict
Mrs. Lyons  - Paula Tappenden
 - Sarah Hay
Linda  - Danielle Corlass
Sammy  - Peter Washington
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Graham Martin
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Laura Harrison
Perkins  - Henry Regan
Neighbour  - Josh Capper
Brenda  - Lois Molloy
Bus Conductor  - Graeme Kinniburgh

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programe (Richmond Theatre, Richmond upon Thames, 2010).
 
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Blood Brothers
UK Autumn tour 2016

Lyn Paul continued in the role of Mrs. Johnstone when the 2016 UK tour of Blood Brothers resmued in the Autumn.

Malvern Festival Theatre
13th -17th September 2016

Liverpool Empire
19th September - 1st October 2016

Millennium Forum, Londonderry
4th - 8th October 2016

Birmingham Hippodrome
10th - 22nd October 2016

Billingham Forum
25th - 29th October 2016

Weymouth Pavillion
1st - 5th November 2016

Grand Opera House, York
7th - 12th November 2016

The Lowry,, Salford
15th - 19th November 2016

Orchard Theatre, Dartford
21st - 26th November 2016

Theatre Royal, Brighton
28th November - 3rd December 2016


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Dean Chisnall
Mickey  - Sean Jones
 - Josh Capper [Brighton]
Eddie  - Joel Benedict
 - Mark Hutchinson
Mrs. Lyons  - Sarah Jane Buckley
Linda  - Danielle Corlass
 - Alison Crawford
Sammy  - Adam Search
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Graham Martin
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Laura Harrison
Perkins  - Henry Regan
Neighbour  - Josh Capper
 - Perry O'Dea [Brighton]
Brenda  - Alison Crawford
 - Lois Molloy
Bus Conductor  - Graeme Kinniburgh

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programe (Richmond Theatre, Richmond upon Thames, 2010).
 
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Blood Brothers, The Lighthouse, Poole (programme cover).


Blood Brothers
UK Spring tour 2017

Lyn Paul and the cast from the Autumn tour returned to Blood Brothers for the 2017 UK Spring tour, with Lyn taking the role of Mrs. Johnstone at every venue except the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin.

17th - 21st January 2017
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

23rd January - 4th February 2017
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

13th - 18th February 2017
Southport Theatre, Southport

6th - 11th February 2017
Lighthouse Theatre

20th - 25th February 2017
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

27th February - 4th March 2017
Theatre Royal, Windsor

6th - 11th March 2017
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

13th - 18th March 2017
Theatre Royal, Newcastle

20th - 25th March 2017
His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

28th March - 8th April 2017
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

10th - 22nd April 2017
Bristol Hippodrome


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Dean Chisnall
Mickey  - Sean Jones
Eddie  - Mark Hutchinson
Mrs. Lyons  - Sarah Jane Buckley
Linda  - Danielle Corlass
Sammy  - Adam Search
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Graham Martin
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Laura Harrison
Perkins  - Henry Regan
Neighbour  - Josh Capper
Brenda  - Alison Crawford
Bus Conductor  - Graeme Kinniburgh

 

Blood Brothers
UK Autumn tour 2017

Lyn Paul and the cast from the Spring tour returned to Blood Brothers for the 2017 UK Autumn tour with only three changes: Daniel Taylor took over the role of Sammy, with Amy-Jane Ollies joining as Donna Marie / Miss Jones and Andy Owens as Perkins.

29th August - 2nd September 2017
G Live, Guildford

5th - 16th September 2017
Kings Theatre, Glasgow

18th - 23rd September 2017
Theatre Royal, Norwich

25th - 30th September 2017
New Theatre, Cardiff

2nd - 7th October 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre

9th - 14th October 2017
Story House, Chester

16th - 21st October 2017
De Montfort Hall, Leicester

23rd - 28th October 2017
Alhambra Theatre, Dunfirmline

30th October - 4th November 2017
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

6th - 11th November 2017
Derngate Theatre, Northampton

27th November - 1st December 2017
Empire Theatre, Sunderland


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Dean Chisnall
Mickey  - Sean Jones
Eddie  - Mark Hutchinson
Mrs. Lyons  - Sarah Jane Buckley
Linda  - Danielle Corlass
Sammy  - Daniel Taylor
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Graham Martin
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Amy-Jane Ollies
Perkins  - Andy Owens
Neighbour  - Josh Capper
Brenda  - Alison Crawford
Bus Conductor  - Graeme Kinniburgh

 
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