Blood Brothers: Theater Review
Local musician Stuart Relph's (UK) mother-in-law is a famous Hungarian actress, as is his wife. He helped snag us a few tickets to Willy Russell's Blood Brothers in which his mother-in-law Athina Papadimitriu plays one of the leads. The musical was staged in the Jozsef Attila Szinhaz. Even though I used to live practically next door with flamenco musician Nick Palmer 22 years ago, I had never been to this theater. Blood Brothers is one of the longest running musicals in London's West End, and has scooped numerous awards including 6 Tonys. The theater was packed to the gills with school children, and it was interesting listening to what they were whispering about the action. While neither the music nor the content were anything special, the acting and singing were good. Standouts included Athina Papadimitriu (the mother), SÖVEGJÁRTÓ ÁRON (Mickey), KURKÓ JÓZSEF (Edward), and RÁRÓSI ANITA (Linda) and I would like to see them in other productions in which they have more to work with.