In 2012 Lyn Paul was invited to reprise her role as Mrs. Johnstone in the final two weeks of Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre, London.
Blood Brothers was originally due to end its 24-year run in the West End on 27th October but an extra two weeks was added due to public demand (29th October to 10th November).
Bill Kenwright, the show's producer, said: "I’ve invited Lyn to perform the last two weeks of the show at the Phoenix, as she was one of my all time favourite Mrs J’s." Lyn said that she felt "very honoured" to be asked and added: "The show is going to be fantastic... Bill Kenwright has pulled out all the stops. It will be such a touching and poignant two weeks. If you can get there... DO!"
Added: 14th October 2012
Updated: 23rd December 2012
Lyn Paul Late Night
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Lyn Paul's last album, Late Night, is still available if you haven't yet added it to your collection. Lyn, who last released an album in 1975, returned to the recording studios in 2005 with Rod Edwards, the musical director from Blood Brothers.
On 7th November Lyn's home town radio station, Wythenshaw FM (WFM 97.2) broadcast an interview Lyn had recorded with Christopher Otway. Lyn talked about the New Seekers, Blood Brothers and her roots in Wythenshawe.
"I was born in Blakeley and then lived in Woodhouse Park... near the park on the other side of Atlrincham Road... And then we moved over to actually live on Altrincham Road, so I'm very much a Wythenshawe girl - and that never changes... I'm still a northerner and I'm still a Wythenshawe girl."
Lyn also mentioned her plans for a family Christmas and for the New Year.
"I was very lucky doing 'Emmerdale' and 'Holby City' and 'Doctors'... so I'm hoping to do some more TV acting... I'm also getting a couple of acts together. I'm doing some cruising work next year... What is it? Saga - that's great isn't it? At my age, Saga! Suits me down to the ground!"
Lyn Paul was originally going to board the cruise liner The Ruby in Wellington on 3rd March and disembark a week later in Sydney. The ship, however, fell three weeks behind schedule so Lyn actually boarded in St. Vincent and disembarked in Brazil. This is The Ruby's very last voyage.
Added: 23rd December 2012
Updated: 16th March 2013
On 20th October Lyn Paul was a guest on the Saturday Matinee show on Insanity Radio (103.2 FM), hosted by David Rees and Sophie Mullender.
Added: 21st October 2012
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Got The Beat?
The April 2012 edition of The Beat featured a two-page interview with Lyn Paul.
In the May 2012 edition of The Beat, readers voted Lyn into joint second place with Kiki Dee as the Best Female Solo Artist of the 1970s. Thank you Beat readers!
What the papers say
For all the latest news and reviews, check the website's 'In Print' pages for 2012 and 2013.
Updated: 16th March 2013
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