Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time - scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway - Blood Brothers is currently booking into its 20th year.

Nikki Evans, from ITV's X-Factor series, plays the leading role of Mrs Johnston for a six month run, starting from 3rd November 2008. Evans, finished fourth in the 2007 series behind Rhydian, sibling duo Same Difference and eventual winner Leon Jackson.