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What's it all about?
From a mother’s heartbreaking decision to give up her child emerges a story so compelling that even now – nearly 30 years after Blood Brothers first opened – audiences are still moved to tears every night.
You’ll be on the edge of your seat right from the start of this tragic tale of brotherly love and friendship against the odds. And even if you’re not a musicals kind of person, you can’t fail to be moved by the powerful, gritty storyline of this classic British drama.
What's the story?
Blood Brothers has the lot: a mother’s agonising dilemma, twins separated at birth, a bitter love triangle and a dire prophecy.
It’s the early 1960s and money is tight. When Mrs Johnstone discovers she’s pregnant with twins, she knows she can’t keep both, so she enters into a pact with the wealthy Mrs Lyons – a decision that will echo down the years with terrible consequences for everyone.
You’ll be on tenterhooks the whole way through, willing these two boys from very different sides of the tracks to triumph against the odds.
Who's in it?
With so many great melodies on offer – from 'The Devil’s Got Your Number' to 'Tell Me It’s Not True' – you’re in for a superb night in the theatre.
Even the tunes you’ve not heard before have that instantly recognisable quality. And you’ve got to admire songs that have attracted performances from divas as diverse as Barbara Dickson, four of the Nolan sisters, Mel C, and Kiki Dee. Until its close, Warwick Evans (The Narrator), Mark Hutchinson (Edward), Jan Graveson (Linda), Lyn Paul (Mrs Johnston), Sean Jones (Micky) and Alex Harland (The Postman) will reprise their former roles.
Who is Blood Brothers suitable for?
Anyone who loves a great story, or who gets hooked on the latest dramatic turn of events in their favourite soap, will love this heart-rending tale.
With a level of tragedy bordering on Greek and echoes of other great northern dramas such as Educating Rita (also by writer Willy Russell) and Billy Elliot, Blood Brothers has been described as the musical for people who hate musicals. Once you’ve seen it, you’ll understand why – and what makes so many people return to see it time and time again.
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Did You Know?
For a show that’s conquered the West End, Blood Brothers had very humble beginnings. It started life as a school play, written when Willy Russell was working with Merseyside Young People’s Theatre, way back in 1981.
And the musical’s great tunes have evidently lost none of their power because only last year Alfie Boe, the nation’s favourite tenor, included 'Tell Me It’s Not True' on his new album.
Contains occasional strong language.
1983 Olivier Awards
Best New Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Barbara Dickson
1988 Olivier Awards
Best Actor in a Musical - Con O'Neill