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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

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Willy Russell's award-winning musical tale of Liverpudlian twins separated at birth. Read More >

Blood Brothers is Willy Russell’s award-winning musical tale of Liverpudlian twins separated at birth.

The story of Blood Brothers follows twin boys who were split up as babies to give them both a better future. Though they grow up apart and lead very different lives in very different social circumstances, fate decrees that their paths will cross again, in both friendship and anger.

Blood Brothers is one of the longest running and best-loved musicals in the West End, the current run having started two decades ago in 1988. The original West End production of Blood Brothers won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 1983, with leading lady Barbara Dickson also winning Actress Of The Year In A Musical. When the show was revived in 1988, Con O’Neill won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Performance Of The Year By An Actor In A Musical.

Among the many actresses to have played the lead role of Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers over the years are Barbara Dickson, Kiki Dee, Lyn Paul, Siobhan McCarthy, Mel C and Linda, Bernie, Denise and Maureen Nolan.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 21/11/1991

Closing Night: 10/11/2012

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


Amy Robbins, Philip Stewart, Stephen Palfreman, Simon Willmont, Peter Washington, Louise Clayton, Vivienne Carlyle, Kevin Pallister, Steve Hansell, Polli Redston, Simon Turner, Alex Harland, Zarah Wyn, David Cooper


Director - Bob Tomson

Producer - Bill Kenwright Ltd

Designer - Marty Flod

Lighting Designer - Jon Swain

Author - Willy Russell

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