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Maureen Nolan is set to star in Blood Brothers in Peterborough when it opens on January 6.

The show, hailed as ‘the most popular British musical of all time’ by New York Times readers, will close the fantastic season of productions which have seen some top names appear over recent months at the Broadway Theatre.

Following sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan, the international smash hit musical by Willy Russell continues to tour the UK and arrives here in the city this month.  Scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, BLOOD BROTHERS is simply unmissable and unbeatable. This epic tale of Liverpool life ran in London’s West End for 24 years and has been touring the UK since 1995.

BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited, by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

When Mrs Johnstone (Maureen Nolan), a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet.

It’s not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax.


A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make BLOOD BROTHERS an enthralling night of entertainment.

Maureen Nolan makes a welcome return to Blood Brothers as Mrs Johnstone. Maureen has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old. Maureen has played Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers in the West End and on tour to critical acclaim. She was the fourth Nolan sister to play the role, earning them entry in to the Guinness Book of Records.

Blood Brothers runs from Monday January 6 – Saturday January 11.

Ticket prices start at £20.

Box office: 01733 822225 or visit


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