June 01, 2006

Blood Brothers at the Corn Exchange

So, Blood Brothers then. I was surprised that a throwaway mention of it should generate two comments, obviously my readership is girlier than I thought ;-)

Overall I enjoyed the performance, although it took a while to get going. At the interval, I was fairly ambivalent about it - the songs weren't memorable and the narrator was hard to understand, plus as the story is set in Liverpool and Skelmersdale - both areas I know well - I'd let myself get distracted picking at where in Liverpool it could be based on the backdrop, the mixed attempts at scouse accents, and wondering why the "posh" family would ever move to Skem...

Things picked up a lot in the second half, the plot quickened and drew me in. I didn't quite think it was worthy of the standing ovation given at the end, apart from the actress playing the lead role of the mother. Strictly she was the understudy for Linda Nolan, but I doubt we could have had a better performance from anyone else.

I'm glad I saw it, but unlike the couple sat next to me, I don't think I'd be booking to see it for the third time in a week.

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Girlie? Hmph.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've a ladder in my tights.

Posted by: Damien Ryan at June 1, 2006 09:51 PM

And I have to go and sort my hair out.

Posted by: The Mortal Wombat at June 2, 2006 08:44 AM
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