Willy Russell's 'Blood Brothers' was one of the West End's longest running musicals, playing at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End for 24 years. Following numerous productions around the UK and in London, the Bill Kenwright production opened at the Phoenix in 1991 and quickly became staple viewing for London theatre goers. Originally written as a play, 'Blood Brothers' follows the story of a mother who gives one of her twins away at birth, and spends the rest of her life consumed by guilt and superstition. As the brothers grow up in two very different worlds, fate brings them together and their lives continue to cross paths, until superstition catches up with them. The musical features an impressive score of hits including the memorable 'Tell Me It's Not True'. Although the production has now closed at the Phoenix Theatre, it continues to delight audiences around the UK.
- 21 November 1991
- 27 October 2012
- Performance Times
- Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday 3pm and Saturday 4pm
- Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7:45pm
- Running Time
- 2 hours and 45 minutes