THE majority of us know a tale which focuses on a working class single mother who has had one child too many.

But as far as the Blood Brothers story goes we also know that poor Mrs Johnstone's love for her brood is strong, wanting the best for them all.

Pepperpot Hill theatre group delivered a heart-warming performance at Darwen Library Theatre portraying the story as we know it.

Opening the show, Lisa Tierney and Jennifer Battrick shared the role of the narrator, a relationship that works and Jennifer’s strong Northern Irish accent, dramatically sent a chill down your spine, both playing the conscience of the main characters.

Brothers Mickey and Eddie Johnstone separated at birth as their poverty-stricken mother struggles to cope with her large family’s new additions.

For Pepperpot, Andy Teirney and Lee Thornton were perfectly cast as the brothers, with plenty of laughter from the audience as Lee comically played Mickey.

Playing her middle class boss, childless Mrs Lyons, played by Rachel Kirkman, seizes the opportunity to take one of Mrs Johnstone's, played by Lindsey Spencer, and promises to take the twins off her hands.

The relevant cast members pulled off a Liverpudlian accent and were especially convincing, especially Linda, played by Gemma Vignali.

With strong vocals Mr’s J was great, delivering a great performance for this amateur show.

As a sad and lonely housewife, Mrs Lyons lost her sanity, playing on her mind was Mrs Johnstone’s superstitions that unfolds the Blood Brothers’ fate.

This is a poignant story written by Willy Russell, his characters are timeless as are the classic songs including Tell Me It's Not True, Easy Terms and Bright New Day.

Pepperpot Hill had the power to deliver in this production bringing a tear to the eye.