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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
UK tour 2018
Ireland and UK tour 2019
Ireland and UK tour 2020
UK tour 2021

The Biz!

Cabaret

Footloose

Rhinestone Mondays


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Blood Brothers, Norwich Theatre Royal (programme cover).


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1997


In Print 1997:
Blood Brothers
reviews


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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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Lyn Paul Then:
2006


In Print
2006


Messages
from Lyn
2006


Site News
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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from Lyn
2009


Site News
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 theatre-goers 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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Lyn Paul Then:
2010


In Print
2010


Messages
from Lyn
2010


Site News
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).


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Lyn Paul Then:
2016


In Print
2016


Site News
2016


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.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Tuesday, 17th - Saturday, 21st January

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

Lighthouse Theatre, Poole
Monday, 6th - Saturday, 11th February 2017

Southport Theatre, Southport
Monday, 13th - Saturday, 18th February 2017

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Monday, 20th - Saturday, 25th February 2017

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

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Monday, 6th - Saturday, 11th March 2017

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Monday, 13th - Saturday, 18th March 2017

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

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

Bristol Hippodrome
Monday, 10th - Saturday, 22nd April


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


Lyn Paul ictured in the Blood Brothers 2017 tour programme.

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Blood Brothers, G Live, Guildford (programme cover).


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.

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

Kings Theatre, Glasgow
Tuesday, 5th - Saturday, 16th September 2017

Theatre Royal, Norwich
Monday, 18th - Saturday, 23rd September 2017

New Theatre, Cardiff
Monday, 25th - Saturday, 30th September 2017

Milton Keynes Theatre
Monday, 2nd - Saturday, 7th October 2017

Story House, Chester
Monday, 9th - Saturday, 14th October 2017

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

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfirmline
Monday, 23rd - Saturday, 28th October 2017

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

Derngate Theatre, Northampton
Monday, 6th - Saturday, 11th November 2017

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Tuesday, 21st - Saturday, 25th November 2017

Empire Theatre, Sunderland
27th November - Saturday, 2nd December 2017


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


Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programe (G Live, Guildford).

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Blood Brothers, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury (programme cover).


Blood Brothers
UK Spring tour 2018

Lyn Paul returned to Blood Brothers for the fifth UK tour in a row. All-but-one of the cast from the Autumn 2017 tour joined her but newcomer Mathew Craig took over the role of the Narrator from Dean Chisnall. On 29th January, mid-way through a show in Belfast, Lyn is forced to pull out of the performance with flu, later diagnosed as bronchitis. She misses the rest of the week in Belfast but returns (too soon as it turns out) for the shows the following week in Weston Super Mare. After the opening show in Aylesbury, Lyn returns to her sick bed, missing the rest of the week in Aylesbury and the following week in Darlington.

Theatre Royal, Bath
Tuesday, 16th - Saturday, 20th January 2018

Grand Opera House, Belfast
Tuesday, 23rd January - Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Playhouse, Weston Super Mare
Tuesday, 6th - Saturday, 10th February 2018

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Tuesday, 13th - Saturday, 17th February 2018

Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington
Tuesday, 20th - Saturday, 24th February 2018

Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
Monday, 5th - Saturday, 10th March 2018

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Monday, 12th - Saturday, 17th March 2018

New Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl
Monday, 19th - Saturday, 24th March 2018

The Sands Centre, Carlisle Sands
Monday, 26th - Saturday, 31st March 2018

Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
Tuesday, 3rd - Saturday, 7th April 2018

Hall for Cornwall, Truro
Monday, 9th - Saturday, 14th April 2018

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Monday, 16th - Saturday, 21st April 2018

Broadway Theatre, Peterborough
Monday, 23rd - Saturday, 28th April 2018

Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Monday, 30th April - Saturday, 5th May 2018

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Tuesday, 8th - Saturday, 12th May 2018

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Tuesday, 15th May - Saturday, 26th May 2018


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Mathew Craig
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


Advertising brochure for the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, December 2017-March 2018 (front cover featuring Blood Brothers).

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Blood Brothers
Ireland and UK Summer / Autumn tour 2019

In 2019 Bill Kenwright asked Lyn Paul to return to Blood Brothers for a farewell tour as "the definitive Mrs.Johnstone".

Opera House, Cork
6th - 24th August 2019

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
27th - 31st August 2019

Liverpool Empire
3rd - 14th September 2019

New Theatre, Cardiff
17th - 28th September 2019

Birmingham Hippodrome
30th September - 12th October 2019

Derby Theatre, Derby
14th - 19th October 2019

New Theatre, Hull
22nd - 26th October 2019

Grand Opera House, York
28th October - 2nd November 2019

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
5th - 9th November 2019

White Rock Theatre, Hastings
12th - 16th November 2019

Orchard Theatre, Dartford
19th - 23rd November 2019

Sunderland Empire
3rd - 7th December 2019

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
10 - 14th December 2019


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Robbie Scotcher
Mickey  - Alexander Patmore
Eddie  - Joel Benedict
Mrs. Lyons  - Chloe Taylor
Linda  - Danielle Corlass
Sammy  - Daniel Taylor
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Graham Martin
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Gemma Brodrick
Perkins  - Shaun McCourt
Neighbour  - Connor Bannister
Brenda  - Hannah Barr
Bus Conductor  - Graeme Kinniburgh


Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programme (Cork Opera House).

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Blood Brothers
Ireland and UK Spring tour 2020

In December 2019 Bill Kenwright asked Lyn Paul to extend her farewell tour as "the definitive Mrs.Johnstone". Lyn agreed, with the proviso that she would not travel with the tour to Ireland. Rebecca Storm played the part of Mrs. Johnstone in Dublin and Derry.

Lyn re-joined the cast in Grimsby but, sadly, these were to be the last shows of the tour. The coronovirus pandemic meant that the dates in Coventry, Wolverhampton, Woking and Lichfield were all cancelled.

4th - 8th February 2020
Theatre Royal, Brighton

11th - 15th February 2020
Richmond Theatre

18th - 29th February 2020
Bord Gais, Dublin

3rd - 7th March 2020
Millenium Forum, Derry

10th - 14th March 2020
Grimsby Auditorium

17th - 21st March 2020
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

24th - 28th March 2020
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

31st March - 4th April 2020
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

7th - 11th April 2020
Garrick Theatre, Lichfield


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Robbie Scotcher
Mickey  - Alexander Patmore
Eddie  - Joel Benedict
Mrs. Lyons  - Paula Tappenden
Linda  - Danielle Corlass
Sammy  - Daniel Taylor
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Paul Westwood
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Grace Galloway
Perkins  - Shaun McCourt
Neighbour  - Josh Capper
Brenda  - Hannah Barr
Bus Conductor  - Graeme Kinniburgh

A page from the 'Blood Brothers' programme (Richmond Theatre, 11th-15th February 2020).

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Blood Brothers, New Theatre, Oxford (programme cover).


Blood Brothers
UK tour 2021

On 28th July 2021 Lyn Paul announced that she was returning to complete her Farewell Tour as "the definitive Mrs. Johnstone": "Absolutely thrilled to announce that I will be playing Mrs. Johnstone in 'Blood Brothers' one last time, finishing my 22 years with this wonderful show. COVID stopped us last March, ‘Nothings gonna stop us now’!!!" (Twitter, )28th June 2021, 11:31pm). The 2021 tour opened at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 14th August - a day later than originally planned due to the mass shooting that occured in Plymouth on 12th August.

Andy McIntosh joined the cast as Perkins and Matt Slack returned as Policeman / Teacher, roles that the late Graham Martin had made his own. Commenting on Twitter, Lyn Paul wrote: "Coming back to 'Blood Brothers' after the loss of our dearest friend and colleague Graham Martin was always going to be difficult but thanks to @BKL_Productions giving us the wonderful @TheMattSlack it has made it a lot easier to handle. Grah would have loved it!!" (Twitter, 19th August, 2:02am)

13th - 21st August 2021
Theatre Royal, Plymouth

31st August - 4th September 2021
New Theatre, Oxford

7th - 11th September 2021
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

14th - 18th September 2021
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

21st - 25th September 2021
Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

28th September - 2nd October 2021
Storyhouse, Chester

5th - 9th October 2021
King's Theatre, Glasgow

12th - 16th October 2021
Edinburgh Playhouse

19th - 23rd October 2021
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

26th - 30th October 2021
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

2nd - 13th November 2021
Birmingham Hippodrome

16th - 20th November 2021
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

23rd - 27th November 2021
New Victoria Theatre, Woking


The Cast

Mrs. Johnstone  - Lyn Paul
Narrator  - Robbie Scotcher
Mickey  - Alexander Patmore
Eddie  - Joel Benedict
Mrs. Lyons  - Paula Tappenden
Linda  - Danielle Corlass
Sammy  - Daniel Taylor
Mr. Lyons  - Tim Churchill
Policeman / Teacher  - Matt Slack
Donna Marie / Miss Jones  - Grace Galloway
Perkins  - Andy McIntosh
Neighbour  - Josh Capper
Brenda  - Hannah Barr
Bus Conductor  - Graeme Kinniburgh

Biography of Lyn Paul from the Blood Brothers programme (New Theatre, Oxford).


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