Considered one of the greatest musicals ever written, Blood Brothers, by award-winning playwright Willy Russell has triumphed across the globe.  Scooping up no fewer than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway, Blood Brothers should be on everyone’s bucket list.

This epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981 before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983, completing sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan.  Blood Brothers also ran in London’s West End for 24 years, exceeding 10,000 performances – One of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.

It is a captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret.  When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet.  It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins!  In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax.

Russell is undeniably one of this country’s leading contemporary dramatists.  His countless credits include Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine.  Educating Rita, originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, enjoyed a two year run in the West End and was made into a movie starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters.  Shirley Valentine also made the move from stage to screen in an enormously popular film starring Pauline Collins and Tom Conti.

A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment.

Blood Brothers is on at Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA from Tue 4 – Sat 8 September. Times: 7.30 pm, 2.30pm matinees.  Admission: £25 – £39. Phone: 0203 285 6000

www.churchilltheatre.co.uk