Wet Wet Wet star Marti Pellow joins Blood Brothers cast at Sunderland Empire

Marti Pellow in Blood Brothers.

Marti Pellow in Blood Brothers.

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SINGER Marti Pellow will be treading the boards in Sunderland.

It’s been announced that the Wet Wet Wet frontman will star in Blood Brothers when it opens at Sunderland Empire later this month.

He will play the role of The Narrator in the Willy Russell-penned musical during its run from January 31 to February 11.

The Brit and Ivor Novello Award winning singer-songwriter is fresh from touring the UK in hit musical Jekyll and Hyde. He’s also appeared in a number of other musicals including Chicago and The Witches of Eastwick.

During his time as a pop star with Wet Wet Wet, Marti had more 25 chart hits and three of the UK’s biggest number one singles, including Love is All Around.

Marti’s latest solo album Love to Love, recorded for his own label, has become one of the biggest selling independent records of 2011.

• Blood Brother is at the Sunderland Empire January 31-February 11. Tickets priced £15.50-£29.50 by calling 0844 871 3022 or to buy online click here