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Blood Brothers

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  • Booking From:
  • 28-Jul-1998
  • Booking Until:
  • 26-Nov-2011
  • Running Time:
  • 2 Hours 45 Minutes
  • Age Warning:
  • Minimum 4 years of age, recommended 12+ years of age
  • Genre:
  • Musicals

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Blood Brothers Tickets

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross RD, London, UK WC2H 0JP

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The recommended age for children is age 12 and above. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted to the theatre.

**Opened at the Albery Theatre on 28 July 1988, transferred to Phoenix Theatre 21 Nov 1991.**

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Written by the legendary Willy Russell, BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The incredible score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It's Not True. Hailed as one of the best musicals of all time - scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway - Blood Brothers is celebrating 21 years in London's West End.

Nikki Evans, from ITV's X-Factor series, plays the leading role of Mrs Johnston. Evans, finished fourth in the 2007 series behind Rhydian, sibling duo Same Difference and eventual winner Leon Jackson.
Matinees: Thursday 3.00pm and Saturday 4.00pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.45pm
Theatre Venue: Phoenix Theatre
Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
Seating Plan: Seating Plan
Google Map: Google Location Map

The Phoenix Theatre is a West End theatre in the London Borough of Camden, located on Charing Cross Road (at the corner with Flitcroft Street). The entrance is in Phoenix Street.

The theatre was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Berties Crew and Cecil Masey and is Grade II listed. It opened on 24 September 1930. The interior is Italianate in style.

The first production with the premiere of Private Lives by Noel Coward. Coward appeared in the play, as well as Adrienne Allen, Gertrude Lawrence and a then young Laurence Olivier. Coward returned to the theatre with Tonight at 8.30 in 1936 and Quadrille in 1952.

The Phoenix has had a number of successful plays including John Gielgud's Love for Love during the Second World War. Harlequinade and The Browning Version, two plays by Terence Rattigan, opened on 8 September 1948 at the theatre.

In the mid 1950s, Paul Scofield and Peter Brook appeared at the theatre. In 1968, a musical version of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales opened and ran for around two thousand performances. Night and Day, a 1978 play by Tom Stoppard, ran for two years.

The theatre has hosted many musicals in the 1980s and 90s, including The Baker's Wife by Stephen Schwarz, directed by Trevor Nunn, and Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, starring Julia McKenzie. There were also a number of plays by Shakespeare.

The current production is Blood Brothers, a 1982 Willy Russell musical. This transferred from the Albery Theatre in 1991. It is the longest running production at the theatre.

Author:Willy Russell
Director:Bob Tomson
Lighting:Jon Swain
Producer:Bill Kenwright Ltd.
Casts:Niki Evans (Mrs Johnstone as of 26 April), Louise Clayton (Linda), Michael Southern (Sammy), Rob Hughes (PC/Teacher), Alex Harland (Bus Conductor), Karl Greenwood (Neighbour), Jody Tranter (Perkins), Kate Sharp (Brenda) , Philip Stewart (Narrator), Ben Sewell (Mickey), Michael Sewell (Eddie), Vivienne Carlyle (Mrs Lyons), Owen Oldroyd (Mr Lyons), Tricia Adele-Turner (Donna Marie)
?A MIRACLE! STILL UNMISSABLE AND UNBEATABLE? The Spectator.

?THE BEST MUSICAL IN THE WEST END? The Mirror.

?GRIPPING, GRITTY AND SUPERBLY HUMMABLE - IT'S A MUST!? Mail On Sunday.