After playing in the West End for 24 years, it has been announced that Blood Brothers will end its run at the Phoenix Theatre on 10 November 2012 (previously announced to close on 27 October 2012).
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as BLOOD BROTHERS. It has been voted MOST POPULAR BRITISH MUSICAL OF ALL TIME by readers of The New York Times and has scooped up four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.
When it closes, Bill Kenwright’s production of Willy Russell’s musical will have played over 10,000 performances in London, making it the third longest-running musical ever to play the West End.
Written by Willy Russell, one of England's leading contemporary dramatists, the story is set in Liverpool in post-war 1960s Britain. The 3-hour show follows the journeys of Eddie and Micky Johnstone, twin brothers who are separated at birth and grow up on opposite sides of the tracks. As they grow older, leading ostensibly separate lives, they begin to gravitate back towards each other, until they eventually become friends. However, the touching story of unconditional and instinctive brotherly love is tarnished forever by tragedy.
The incredible score of Blood Brothers includes Bright New Day and the emotionally charged Tell Me It's Not True. Get tickets now to catch it live on the London stage.