About the Show
A contemporary musical based loosely on the 1844 novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas, the West End production of this musical is one of the longest-running musical productions in history.
Story: Mrs Johnstone is working as a cleaner for Mrs Lyons when she becomes pregnant with twins. The financial burden of two children is too much for her and Mrs Lyons is longing for a child of her own, so Mrs Johnstone keeps Mickey and gives the other boy, Edward, to Mrs Lyons. Though the blood brothers are never told they are related and their mothers try their best to keep them apart, their paths do cross later in life and all hell breaks loose.
Cast and Creative Team
Composer, Lyricist and Librettist: Willy Russell
Theatre: Music Box Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 25, 1993
Total Performances: 840
Original Cast: Stephanie Lawrence, Con O'Neill, Ivar Brogger, Kerry Butler, James Clow, Warwick Evans, Jan Graveson, Robin Haynes, Mark Michael Hutchinson, Philip Lehl, Regina O'Malley, Sam Samuelson, John Schiappa, Anne Torsiglieri, Barbara Walsh, Douglas Weston
Director: Bill Kenwright and Bob Tomson
Musical Director: Rick Fox
Scenic and Costume Design: Andy Walmsley
Lighting Design: Joe Atkins
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