Is blood thicker than water ?

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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

Set in 1970s Liverpool, the musical is back by popular demand at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, from January 31-February 12, starring popular X–Factor contestant Niki Evans.

Mrs Johnstone, a young mother of seven is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices.

She takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet and it is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins!

To provide for seven hungry children, she reluctantly agrees to give away one of her newborn twins to the manipulative, middle-class Mrs Lyons, who is unable to have children herself.

This epic tale of 1970s Liverpool life has been running in London’s West End, since July 1988.

The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

Former X–Factor star Niki Evans is Mrs Johnstone, following her run in the West End. Mother-of-two Evans, has released two albums since the show and cemented a career for herself as a West End star.

Tickets available priced £19-£31. Box Office is on 0114 249 6000 or visit: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.