West End History

Blood Brothers originally opened at the Lyric Theatre from April to October 1983, gaining both the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and Best Actress for Barbara Dickson.

After a UK tour, the show opened again on the West End in 1988 at the Noel Coward Theatre (then the Albery). This cast included Kiki Dee as Mrs Johnstone and Andrew Schofield as the Narrator. The show stayed at the Noel Coward for three years before moving to its final home, the Phoneix Theatre, in 1991.

Blood Brothers played at the Phoneix Theatre until November 2012 – an amazing 21 years. Playing over 10,000 performances, the show is one of only three to have completed this commendable feat.

Now, the show embarks on numerous tours across the country and is taught regularly in schools – so watch out for Blood Brothers coming to a theatre near you!

For more information on the latest Blood Brothers tour, check out our pages above.

4 thoughts on “West End History

    1. Hi Victoria,

      My suggestion is to get seats towards the back of the Stalls, as the view is still quite good but the price is cheaper than seats in the middle and front of the Stalls. Also worth a look are similar seats in the back of the Dress Circle, but you may feel a little far from the stage.

      The other option is going for the rock-bottom priced tickets in the Upper Circle. You will definitely find cheap tickets in this section but if you want a good view then these are probably not the best seats.

      My advice would be to go for rear Stalls.

      Hope this helps!


  1. hi, reccomend the very front row(or possibly second if theres a safety rail or lighting rig in the way of a front row seat) of the upper circle

  2. Shame that Blood Brothers does not run anymore. It’s a great musical. I have seen it three times and was just about to buy tickets for it and had to realise that it’s over.

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