Former Atomic Kitten band member Natasha Hamilton is to star in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers
Hot on the heels of Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, another former girl band star is to join the cast of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre in London.
Natasha Hamilton of Liverpool girl band Atomic Kitten will be making her West End debut in the show, starring as lead character Mrs Johnstone, from 24 January 2011.
Natasha joins a roll call of famous theatrical ladies who have played the part of Mrs Johnstone including Mel C, Barbara Dickson, Petula Clark, Kiki Dee, X-Factor runner-up Nikki Evans and currently 70’s pop star Lyn Paul.
Willy Russell’s dramatic musical about a pair of twins from Liverpool who are separated at birth only to cross paths later in life, has run successfully at the Phoenix Theatre since 1991 and remains one of London’s most popular and successful shows.
Hamilton’s past stage roles include Peter Pan last year at the Liverpool Empire alongside Les Denis and Henry Winkler.