Blood Brothers has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is simply unmissable and unbeatable. This epic tale of Liverpool life ran in London’s West End for 24 years and has been touring the UK since 1995.... Read more >>
Running time: 2h 45m
Bill Kenwright presents
The International Triumph
Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers
Voted Most Popular British Musical of All Time by New York Times readers
'You’ve never seen a musical like Blood Brothers. Every night of the week audiences stand and cheer. See it for yourself and understand why.'
New York Times
Following sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan, the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers continues to tour the UK. Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time, Blood Brothers has triumphed across the globe. Scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers is simply unmissable and unbeatable. This epic tale of Liverpool life ran in London’s West End for 24 years and has been touring the UK since 1995.
Singing sensation Maureen Nolan, member of the famous sister group The Nolans, is to return in the coveted lead role of Mrs Johnstone, reprising a role she performed both on tour and at The Phoenix Theatre in the West End. The Narrator will be played by Warwick Evans who originated this role in Bill Kenwright’s first production of Blood Brothers.
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited, by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.
When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet.
It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax. A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment.
Willy Russell is undeniably one of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists. His countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. Educating Rita, originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, enjoyed a two year run in the West End and was made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Shirley Valentine also made the move from stage to screen in an enormously popular film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.
Blood Brothers is directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright with designs by Andy Walmsley. Mark Howett is the lighting designer; Ben Harrison is the sound designer. Rod Edwards is the musical supervisor and Kelvin Towse is the production musical director.