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News about Lyn updated: July 2017
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Lyn Paul, February 2015.



News about Lyn

July 2017 Happy Birthday!
July 2017 Tell Me It's Not True
May 2017 More Blood Brothers, anyone?
April 2017 Magic at the Musicals
February 2017 Smile!
February 2017 Four and five stars all the way
December 2016 Blood Brothers Spring 2017


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Lyn Paul as Mrs. Johnstone.


Blood Brothers - the final scene.



Theatre
 

More Blood Brothers, anyone?

Following the success of the recent Blood Brothers tours, Lyn Paul has agreed to return for the rest of this year's UK tour. Book now, tickets are selling fast!

Blood Brothers Autumn Tour 2017

29th August - 2nd September 2017
G Live, Guildford
Tel: 01483 369350

5th - 16th September 2017
Kings Theatre, Glasgow
Tel: 0844 871 7648

18th - 23rd September 2017
Theatre Royal, Norwich
Tel: 01753 853 888

25th - 30th September 2017
New Theatre, Cardiff
Tel: 0292087 8889

2nd - 7th October 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre
Tel: 0844 871 7652

9th - 14th October 2017
Story House, Chester
Tel: 01244 409113

16th - 21st October 2017
De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Tel: 0116 233 3111

23rd - 28th October 2017
Alhambra Theatre, Dunfirmline
Tel: 01383 740384

30th October - 4th November 2017
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Tel: 01274 432000

6th - 11th November 2017
Derngate Theatre, Northampton
Tel: 01604 624811

27th November - 1st December 2017
Empire Theatre, Sunderland
Tel: 0844 871 3022

Added: 29th May 2017


Blood Brothers Spring Tour 2017

17th - 21st January
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, Poole

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

Please note: Lyn Paul did not take the role of Mrs. Johnstone in Dublin.

10th - 22nd April
Bristol Hippodrome


Added: 17th December 2016
Updated: 22nd January 2017


Bristol Hippodrome, April 2017.



Four and five stars all the way!

There were rave reviews for Lyn Paul and the cast of the Blood Brothers in 2016. The 2017 UK tour got off to an equally good start.

"Then of course, there’s the marvellous Lyn Paul as Mrs. Johnstone. This is a performance that is brimming with truth, knowing and just pure talent. Paul manages to exude buckets of motherly love that you can feel right out into a massive auditorium. By the end, you really can see the palid face of a bereft mother. Perfection." **** Douglas Mayo, BritishTheatre.com

"There is not a weak moment nor a weak member of the cast in this current production and there are several outstanding performances, not least Lyn Paul who is utterly convincing as Mrs. Johnstone, the tough, unsentimental and ever-loving mother forced by poverty to give up one of her twins... " Surrey & Hants News

"Lyn Paul as protagonist Mrs. Johnstone, was just fantastic. She's in her late 60s and she first played Mrs. Johnstone in 1997. 20 years later, she's still amazing and what a voice. A brilliant actress too, she was perfect." **** Beth Duffell, getSURREY

"Mrs. Johnstone, achingly portrayed by Lyn Paul, is a woman torn by circumstances, witty, resilient, mixing superstition with religion, doing her best, despite making poor decisions under the stresses of poverty." Alan Payne, Derbyshire Times

"Lyn’s heartfelt emotion is raw and sincere, with her ending up in genuine tears when tragedy strikes in the final scene." Claire Lewis, The Star

"Stand-out performances came from Lyn Paul (Mrs. Johnstone) and Sarah Jane Buckley (Mrs. Lyons)." Jade Grassby, Daily Echo

"Few superlatives are adequate for Lyn Paul's performance as the twins' mother." Marilyn Barber, Blackmore Vale Magazine

"Here she is again... bringing compassion, dignity and a commanding echo chamber voice to the mother who has to bear the consequences of giving away one of her babies at birth." Jeremy Brien, The Stage

"Lyn Paul, of New Seekers fame, played the part of Mrs. Johnstone and her voice was breathtakingly beautiful and clear. She’s a truly stunning lady who commands your full attention with her mesmerising stage presence." Kelly Jobanputra, swindonweb

"With such a terrific cast it’s nigh on impossible to single out a performer but Lyn Paul and Sean Jones performances as Mrs. Johnston and her son, Micky, will stay with me for a long time." Terry Adlam, Maidenhead Advertiser

" Audiences at the Hippodrome were treated to Lyn Paul in the maternal role, voted the definitive Mrs. Johnstone and a veteran in the role. With a voice that offers effortless power, she offers the emotional depth required for the role." Anna Kilcooley,, Visit Bristol

"The cast is fantastic... Jones is brilliant, playing Mickey as a bundle of energy and frustration - idolising his older, wayward brother Sammy (Adam Search); while Paul is wonderful as the downtrodden, yet feisty, Mrs. Johnstone and has a beautifully, clear singing voice used so well in the show’s many songs from Tell Me It’s Not True to Marilyn Monroe." Pip Larkin, Western Daily Press

"Lyn Paul is simply remarkable. Playing Mrs. Johnstone from a carefree girl, full of dreams, through to the mother of grown up children, burdened with the sadness and regret of her earlier choices, is done to perfection. She lights the stage with her presence and effortless appeal." Siobhan Bridgwater, What's good to do

"Mrs. Johnstone (Lyn Paul) has previously been voted the definitive Mrs J - it's easy to see why she was superb, emotionally drained at the end as she sang the spine tingling Tell Me Its Not True, she had given her all." Nigel Wilson, Worcester News



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Lyn Paul and her dad, Dennis Belcher photographed on his 90th birthday.

Lyn Paul
pictured with her dad
Dennis Belcher
on his 90th birthday.


Happy Birthday!

On 22nd July 2017 Lyn Paul's father, Dennis Belcher, celebrated his 90th birthday.

Lyn and other members of the family joined him to celebrate the occasion.

Pictured (left to right): Dennis Belcher, Lyn Paul and Ryan Young.

Three generations:
Lyn Paul (centre) with her father Dennis (left), and her son Ryan (right).


Added: 24th July 2017


Tell Me It's Not True

18th July is a special date for Blood Brothers' fans, as it's the "birthday" of the Johnson twins - Eddie and Mickey. The date became extra special this year when Lyn Paul joined Joe McElderry on stage at the Liverpool Empire for a special performance of Tell Me It's Not True.

Two days later Lyn Tweeted:
"On Tuesday I sang in Liverpool with @joemcelderry91. What an amazing experience and I was made to feel so welcome by everyone! Thank you!!!" (20th July 2017, 10.05am)

Watch Lyn's and Joe's performance on YouTube:

Added: 24th July 2017

Magic at the Musicals

On Thursday, 4th May Lyn Paul was one of the stars on stage at the Royal Albert Hall for Magic at the Musicals.

The show was hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Ruthie Henshall and featured a 60-piece orchestra and performances by leading cast members from Dreamgirls, On The Town, La Cage Aux Folles, Evita, The Wedding Singer, Disney’s The Lion King, SCHOOL OF ROCK!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Disney’s Aladdin, Blood Brothers, MAMMA MIA!, The Wind in the Willows and Kinky Boots.

Added: 25th April 2017

Smile!

On Sunday, 12th February 2017 Lyn Paul appeared at the Smile! charity concert at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford to help raise funds for seven-year-old Nathan Box, of Hornchurch. who has a rare condition known as hypothalamic hamartoma.

The money raised on the night enabled Nathan to travel to Texas on 7th July for the treatment denied to him in the UK by the National Health Service.

Added: 7th March 2017
Updated: 24th July 2017


Smile! (poster).
 
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Who said that?

Today

Yesterday is a cancelled cheque; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have - so spend it wisely.
Kay Lyons

O, that a man might know
The end of this day's business ere it come!
William Shakespeare, 'Julius Caesar' (Act V, Scene I)

What next?

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
Niels Bohr

I have learned to live each day as it comes and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
Dorothy Dix, 'Her Book'

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein

The future is hidden even from the men who made it.
Anatole France

There are two options: adapt or die.
Andrew S. Grove

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
Charles Franklin Kettering

It is not wise to look too far ahead; our powers of prediction are slight, our command over results infinitesimal.
John Maynard Keynes

What we call our future is the shadow which our past throws in front of us.
Marcel Proust

If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
William Shakespeare, 'The Merchant Of Venice' (Act I, Scene II)

Where next?

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
John Burroughs

It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts.
Ella Fitzgerald


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