Malborough Gate, Milton Keynes, South East MK9 3NZ

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Blood Brothers

August 30 - September 3, 2022

It's as relevant as ever perhaps more than ever

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Why See Blood Brothers?

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the uk favourite is on tour

Surpassing over 10,000 performances on London's West End (that's an incredible 24 years of shows), Willy Russell's Blood Brothers is safely one of the UK's favourite musicals. Now, courtesy of Bill Kenwright Limited, the legendary hit takes to the road on a brand new tour, bringing the emotional tale of two brothers torn asunder by fate to you in 2020. Including modern classics such as 'Tell Me It's Not True', 'Marylin Monroe' and 'Bright New Day' among many more, discover once more (or for the first time) the heartwrenching yet uplifting journey that is this special show.

What is the story?

When working-class kid Mickey meets the well do to Eddie, it's impossible to deny their resemblance. Little do they know, they're more than just similar looking, they're actually twins, separated at birth when their mother, struck a desperate deal with her wealthy employer. When the two discover the sons have connected, they work hard to tear them apart again. A boiling mixture of superstition and class difference, Blood Brothers is a searing exploration of the gap between poor and rich and the age-old nature vs nurture debate.

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Opening night: 30 August 2022


12 +

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes

And before you stop reading

Images may reflect previous cast


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone 
Mickey Johnstone as Sean Jones
Carly Burns as Linda
Melissa Potts as Brenda
Jacob Yolland as the Bus Conductor
Joel Benedict as Eddie
Josh Capper as Neighbour
Tim Churchill as Mr Lyons
Grace Galloway as Donna Marie/Miss Jones
Andy Owens as Perkins
Robbie Scotcher as Narrator
Paula Tappenden as Mrs Lyons
Daniel Taylor as Sammy
Nick Wilkes as Teacher/Policeman


Written by Willy Russell
Directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright
Musical Direction by Scott Alder
Sound Design by Dan Samson
Set and Costume Design by Andy Walmsley
Lighting Design by Nick Richings

What you thought

4 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Judith Blatchford: “But to be missed”

This is one of the most original and outstanding musicals I have ever... more

Mike Sandford-West: “Brilliant!!!”

Thank you for a fabulous performance last night!! You all deserved that... more

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