Blood Brothers – Youth Theatre Workshop and productionBy Willy Russell, directed by Karen Blunden
Once upon a time, long, long ago in the year 2019, an exciting new chapter was about to unfold in the world of Henfield Theatre Company.....young people had started gathering, practising and rehearsing for a brand new workshop production of Willy Russell's renowned play, "Blood Brothers", and with it the company saw the launch of it's very own Youth Theatre Group. But lurking in the corner, unbeknown to anyone, was an evil, sinister, out-of-the-ordinary infection, determined to stop everyone's fun. And before they knew it, Covid -19 had struck and the "Blood Brothers" production came to a dramatic halt, frozen in time. But like all good fairy tales, there is of course a happy ending, and now we are delighted to be able to re-launch the show, with old and NEW cast members working towards an exciting and experimental perfomance in November 2021.
Karen Blunden, an experienced Theatre-in-Education director and drama teacher, will lead the production.
“Blood Brothers is a very human story about love, friendship and hidden truths, as relevant today as when it was written 40 years ago. I want to explore and produce a theatrical experience where the audience and cast can laugh and cry together. It’s a powerful, moving and compassionate play and stands for everything I believe theatre can be.”
Performances to an invited audience will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November.
Willy Russell said recently, “If I have a day when I haven’t done something new and creative, I feel really uneasy” ... so why not follow in his footsteps and come and explore your creativity in this new and exciting venture…