Blood Brothers in Edinburgh

Theatre Breaks in Edinburgh to see Blood Brothers

Award winning Blood Brothers ran for 24 years in London’s West End and has been seen by over 10 million people. Now fours years after its London closure this fantastic musical is back on tour again and will be one of Edinburgh Theatre Breaks highlights in 2016.

Breaks for Blood Brothers in Edinburgh are now sold out.

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Hailed by critics as ‘the greatest musical of the decade’, this international smash hit musical Theatre Break has scooped up four awards for Best Musical in London, seven Tony nominations on Broadway and receives a standing ovation at every performance – Blood Brothers is truly unforgettable.

Blood Brothers is a 1983 musical with book, lyrics, and music by Willy Russell with a contemporary nature vs. nurture theme revolving around fraternal twins separated at birth. The twins’ different backgrounds take them to the opposite ends of the social spectrum, one becoming an Oxbridge graduated local councillor and the other ending up on the dole and in prison for a while. Both fall in love with the same girl, which leads them to a tragic conclusion.

The original production by Willy Russell was written as a school play and presented in 1981. Russell then developed the work into a full blown play, which opened at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983, starring Barbara Dickson. It was only a modest success. The show transferred to London where it played for only six months or so before closing. Then Bill Kenwright took over the show and following a year long national tour it reopened in the Albery Theatre in London in 1988 before transferring it to the Phoenix Theatre. In the USA it has had a record breaking run, a hugely successful coast to coast tour and was nominated for 7 Tony Awards. 

More information

Where is it?
Edinburgh Playhouse
18-22 Greenside Place

Nationa-rail 50x50How do I get there?
Nearest Train station to the Edinburgh Playhouse is ….Edinburgh Waverley Station

When can I see it?

The show is booking from 8th to 13th February 2016  

What times does the show start?
Monday to Saturday at 1930; Wednesday and Saturday at 1430

Audience suitability
Due to some adult themes the show is not suitable for younger children.

Theatre Facilities

Theatre has facilities for the hard of hearing Theatre has facilities for those in need of help with access

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