Blood Brothers holds the title of the longest ever run for a musical at the Phoenix Theatre in London. Having recently celebrated 22 years of entertaining audiences in shows at both the Noel Coward Theatre (formerly known as the Albery) and at its current location of the Phoenix, audiences nationwide now have the opportunity of seeing this hugely successful musical for themselves with the announcement of a number of tour dates for 2011.
A list of dates for June to November are below for you to find your nearest city – keep checking back as it is possible that more dates will be announced!
Dublin – June 7 – 25
For the majority of June the tour will be taking up residence at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Fondly known as the ‘Grand Old Lady of South King Street’, the 138-year old theatre is renowned for showcasing both international shows like Blood Brothers and championing Irish culture. Restorations in 2003 and more recently in 2007 have resulted in the theatre being able to host both small and large-scale productions in comfort.
For more information regarding the Blood Brothers tour in Dublin and about the Gaiety Theatre itself, visit www.gaietytheatre.com
Preston – June 27 – July 2
Between the 27th June and 2nd July the tour will visit the Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre. With two main venues, the Grand Hall Arena and the Charter Theatre, it is able to host a variety of events, ranging from concerts seating over 2,000 people to more traditional theatrical productions in a specially-tailored space.
Perth – July 11 – 16
In July the tour will be journeying north to Scotland for a stint at Horsecross, the Perth Theatre and Concert Hall. Both Horsecross venues have won a number of awards in recent years, including the Pulitzer Prize, and the Perth Theatre in particular is a 100-year old establishment encompassing a range of live entertainment, from comedy, drama, new writing, small-scale performances, jazz and singer-songwriters to of course, musicals.
Leeds – July 18-23
From the 18th until the 23rd June, the tour will be calling at the Grand Theatre and Opera House in the centre of Leeds. As well as showing touring productions throughout the year, the venue is the home of Opera North and regularly hosts the Northern Ballet Theatre. In addition to its main theatre, the restoration of the Howard Assembly Room has provided another performance space for more experimental opera and theatre.
Aylesbury – October 31 – November 5
Towards the end of the year the tour will be playing at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. The theatre opened in 2010 next to the canal as part of a regeneration of the area, and aims to include a diverse range of entertainment across West End shows, pantomime, comedy, dance, international opera and ballet and gigs.
If you are unable to see the show in London and the Blood Brothers tour is arriving soon at a venue near you, please visit our tickets page for more information on how to book tickets for this classic musical.