The award-winning production of the international smash hit musical, Blood Brothers, will return to Newcastle for one week only.

From Tuesday, January 30 until Saturday, February 3, 2024, the musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

Award-winning playwright Willy Russell’s epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981. The Blood Brothers then officially opened at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983.

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The musical has since triumphed across the globe, surpassing 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.

Very few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers and the performance is set to stun Newcastle audiences.

Scooping up four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway and is considered 'one of the best musicals ever written' by the Sunday Times.

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Niki Colwell Evans and Sean Jones play the iconic roles of Mrs Johnstone and Mickey Johnstone respectively, with Gemma Brodrick reprising her role of Linda, and Joe Sleight as Eddie.

Also returning to the 2024 production are Timothy Lucas (Sammy), Josh Capper (Neighbour), Sarah Jane Buckley (Mrs Lyons), Tim Churchill (Mr Lyons), Jess Smith (Brenda), Graeme Kinniburgh (Postman/Bus Conductor), and previous cast members Chloe Pole (Donna Marie) and Alex Harland (Policeman/Teacher) with further casting to be announced.

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 to make ends meet. Her brittle world crashes down when she discovers she's pregnant - this time with twins. In a moment of weakness and desperation, she makes a decision, which leads to the show's shattering climax.