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Blood Brothers returning to Liverpool Empire

BILL Kenwright’s Blood Brothers will return to the Liverpool Empire Theatre in October 2022.

 Written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, Blood Brothers is considered ‘one of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times), and has surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.  

Blood Brothers tells the 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. 

This tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981, before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983. The musical has since triumphed across the globe, completing sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan, and scooping up four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.  

Niki Evans, returns to the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone, after first joining the show in London’s West End and received standing ovations for her powerful and poignant ballads, while Sean Jones returns as Mickey Johnstone, a role which he has previously made his own, to critical acclaim.

Also joining the cast for 2022 are Carly Burns as Linda, Melissa Potts as Brenda and Jacob Yolland as the Bus Conductor.

Show details: 

BLOOD BROTHERS 

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Tuesday 25th October – Saturday 5th November 2022

Tickets – www.atgtickets.com/liverpool

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