Blood Brothers the musical is one of the most successful British shows in history, having entranced audiences in London’s West End since 1988. Its current home is at the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road, located in the heart of Theatreland, where it has been showing since 1991 after being moved from the Noel Coward Theatre, formally the Albery, after a three year run. It has become the longest ever running musical at the Phoenix Theatre, and its popularity shows no signs of diminishing, with the announcement of tour dates in 2011.
Blood Brothers has been on tour intermittently throughout the UK since 1996, and will continue to tour throughout 2011, with possible later dates yet to be announced.
Wolverhampton – February 14-19
From Monday 14th February until Saturday 19th, the musical will show at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.
Salford – February 21-26
The tour will move on to the Lowry in Salford, Greater Manchester from the 21st to the 26th of February. The Lowry is set along the waterside in Salford and is made up of a number of theatres, studios and gallery spaces, as well as housing restaurants, bars and cafés.
Edinburgh – March 14-19
From 14th until 19th March, the show will travel to Scotland where it is due to play at the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh. After surviving a number of threats of closure and demolition, the present theatre has undergone refurbishment and is now one of the most successful theatres in the UK.
Peterborough – April 4-9
From 4th until 9th April the musical will play at the Broadway Theatre in Peterborough. The theatre was originally opened as a cinema but showed its last film in 1991, instead opting to concentrate on theatrical entertainment. The building has won three major awards for its design and construction.
Torquay – April 11-16
From 11th to 16th April, Blood Brothers will journey south to Torquay to perform to audiences at the Princess Theatre. The theatre is known for its annual Summer Season in the tradition of seaside resorts, showcasing classic holiday entertainment and in more recent years touring hit musicals.
Stoke-on-Trent – April 18-23
The tour will travel to the Regent Theatre & Britannia Suite for a week from 18th to 23rd May. Since re-opening in 1999 after being restored back to its original Art Deco style, the theatre has become a successful venue for large touring productions and is currently the home of the northern operation of the world-renowned Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
Oxford – April 25-30
From 25th until 30th April the musical will play at the New Theatre in Oxford. The theatre has been in existence in some capacity since 1836, and over the years has altered to include pop and rock concerts as well as traditional theatrical entertainment. At present audiences can see leading opera and ballet companies, pop concerts, popular musicals and contemporary dance within its walls.
Southsea – May 3-7
From the 3rd until 7th March, the show will travel to Southsea where it is due to play at the Kings Theatre. The theatre has a history stretching back to the mid-1850s, and has hosted a variety of entertainment ever since. Today, the theatre is run by the Kings Theatre Trust and has seen a number of improvements to the building whilst retaining a number of its original features.
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Grimsby – May 9-14
The tour will travel to Grimsby Auditorium for a week from 9th to 14th May. The Auditorium is one of the largest theatres in the East of England, and can accommodate up to 1,200 seated or 2,000 standing audience members.
York – May 16-21
The tour will visit the Grand Opera House in York from 16th until 21st May. There are parts of the building that date back as far as 1868 and the venue has a long history of renovations, and today specialises in hosting theatrical and musical events.
Dunstable – May 23-29
Towards the end of May the tour will be making a stop at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable. The theatre acts as an entertainment space hosting a diverse range of entertainement, with film, plays, comedy, live music, talks and the circus all on the agenda for 2011.
Worthing – May 30 – June 4
At the beginning of June the tour will be showing at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing, part of the Worthing Theatres group. Originally built in 1914 as a cinema alone, the Connaught Theatre has grown to accommodate a stage and fly tower, and now boasts a cinema programme that runs alongside its live entertainment.
If you cannot travel to London and the Blood Brothers tour is coming to a venue near you, then please visit our tickets page for information on how to book to see this classic musical. Stay tuned for more information about further dates that may possibly be announced in the coming months.