Blood Brothers at the Theatre

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By AdFeatures | Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 08:49


Written by the famous play write Willy Russell, ‘Blood Brothers’ is a popular and well received musical. With tickets available from, you can still catch the latest showings in London. Debuting in 1983, the story is set in 1960s Liverpool, depicting two twin children separated at birth.

The current revival started in 1988 and is still going strong. With a dedicated cast, the musical has never been better. With a dedicated and passionate cast, many have already enjoyed the show. Whether it’s for its strong messages or the simple joy of the musical numbers, there's a certain charm to ‘Blood Brother’s that always attracts a crowd. If you haven't seen it, or simply want to experience it again, there are plenty of London theatre tickets from available.

The story

Set in the heart of 1960's Liverpool, the play follows the life of Mrs Johnstone. With many children already, she is unable to afford two more when she becomes pregnant with twins. After giving one away to her employer, Mrs. Lyons, the play follows the ensuring lives of all the participants.

In particular, the play focuses heavily on the elements of nature vs. nurture. The two twins, Mickey and Edward, grow up in two very different circumstances. Mickey stays in poverty whilst Edward has a very spoilt lifestyle. The ensuring clash of ideology and opportunities is at the core of the play, with many of the key performances being between the titular blood brothers.

Likewise, the depiction of the 1960s and poor financial times also demonstrates a statement on the British class system, with the two twins further emphasising this difference. More than just an enjoyable play, this story and commentary helps keep the play intriguing and meaningful year after year.


More than just a deep, complex and meaningful story, the play is also a musical. The various musical numbers, again penned by Willy Russell, complement the story perfectly. Aside from being enjoyable musical numbers, the pieces serve to emphasis key plot points and themes throughout the show. ‘Blood Brothers’ is certainly enjoyable but that never stops it from being thought provoking either.

With around seventeen musical arrangements, including numerous reprises, it’s not a short musical either. Despite being a two act play, you certainly get your money's worth when watching ‘Blood Brothers’. For this reason, the original score is virtually free from any major changes or additions throughout its successful run. Still going today, you can watch the original ‘Blood Brothers’ as it was written.

In conclusion, whether you're a fan of musicals and the theatre, or appreciate the stronger social commentary, there are plenty of reasons to see ‘Blood Brothers’. With a dedicated cast, musical talent and stage team, this is a play that shows the art-form of theatre at its best. With tickets available now, there's never been a better time to experience this performance for yourself.



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