Blood Brothers%3A UK Tour To Open In Worcestershire %7C Group Theatre News

Blood Brothers is set to tour the UK at the end of this year, opening at the Malvern Theatre in Worcestershire on 13th September before touring until next spring.

Other venues included on the musical’s UK tour will be the Forum Theatre in Billingham, Weymouth Pavilion and the Orchard Theatre in Dartford.

Blood Brothers will also make an appearance at its ‘home’ at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre during the tour.

The show made its debut performance at the Empire in 1983, and will return to the Liverpool venue for two weeks from 19th September.

The final performances of the Blood Brothers tour will take place in April at the Bristol Hippodrome.


Blood Brothers is written by playwright Willy Russell, and tells the story of two twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate.

Audiences will witness the plight of Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, who discovers she is pregnant with twins, following her husband deserting her. A secret pact with her employer, which leads to the twin boys being separated once born, has inevitably tragic consequences.

The score boasts hits such as A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and Tell Me It’s Not True, and will be directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.

Lyn Paul will return to the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, which she first played in 1997, and in the final West End performances in 2012, too.

Lyn Paul has also starred in the UK tour of Cabaret, in Boy George’s musical Taboo, and in Footloose – the Musical.

History of the show

Blood Brothers has won four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.

The show has run in London’s West End for 24 years and has exceeded over 10,000 performances – it is only one of three musicals that has ever achieved that milestone.

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