Blood Brothers - 2023

Blood Brothers Tickets – UK Tour

Bill Kenwright‘s legendary production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers is performing to sell-out houses and standing ovations on its current UK tour.

The much-loved musical, which is performing to sell-out houses and standing ovations in its current UK tour will reportedly play a limited run in London.

Winner of four Best Musical awards in London and nominated for seven Tony Award on Broadway, Bill Kenwright’s original production of Blood Brothers surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. 

Written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine), few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers. Considered “one of the best musicals ever written” (Sunday Times), it has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (Daily Mail). 

Blood Brothers originally opened at the Albery Theatre (now the Noel Coward Theatre) on 27 August 1988, closing on 16 November 1991 and moving to the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran from 21 November 1991 to 10 November 2012.

The acclaimed score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the hit song Tell Me It’s Not True.

There are also rumours that Blood Brothers may play a limited run in London – sign-up to our alerts to be the first to know.

Blood Brothers - Tour Dates
24 October 2023 - 19 October 2024

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Woking New Victoria Theatre
16 January 2024 - 20 January 2024
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Newcastle Theatre Royal
30 January 2024 - 3 February 2024
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Southampton Mayflower Theatre
27 February 2024 - 2 March 2024
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Torquay Princess Theatre
19 March 2024 - 23 March 2024
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Edinburgh Playhouse
24 September 2024 - 28 September 2024
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Glasgow King's Theatre
15 October 2024 - 19 October 2024
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Past Tour Dates

Saffron Walden Saffron Hall | 24 October 2023 - 28 October 2023
Bradford Alhambra Theatre | 31 October 2023 - 4 November 2023

What's the story of Blood Brothers?

Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.  

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. 

Who is in the cast of Blood Brothers?

Casting for the West End revival of Blood Brothers is to be announced. Famous names to feature in the central role of Mrs Johnston have included Barbara Dickson, Stephanie Lawrence, Clodagh Rodgers, Kiki Dee, Lyn Paul, Siobhan McCarthy, Katie Scott, four of the Nolan sisters (Linda, Bernie, Denise and Maureen), Spice Girl Melanie and Lyn Paul.

Who are the creative team of Blood Brothers?

Written by Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine), one of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists, Blood Brothers is directed by Bob Tomson & Bill Kenwright, with Musical Direction by Matt Malone, Sound by Dan Samson, Set & Costumes by Andy Walmsley and Lighting by Nick Richings .

Show Information

Running time
2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)

Ticket Information

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