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Marti Pellow to star in UK tour of Blood Brothers

Marti Pellow in Evita.
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Marti Pellow is to star as the Narrator in a tour of musical Blood Brothers next year.

He will be joined by Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone. Both Pellow and Nolan have played the roles in the West End. Pellow has recently starred as Che in Kenwright’s production of Evita.

Willy Russell’s musical will tour the UK from January, opening on January 13 at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.

It is currently booking until May, when it will play at the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl.

The musical ran in the West End from 1988 and closed in 2012. It is produced on tour by Bill Kenwright, who directs with Bob Thomson.

Blood Brothers is designed by Andy Walmsley, with sound design by Dan Samson and musical supervision by Tom De Keyser. Kevin Towse is the musical director.