Blood Brothers Extends Until 26 November 2010

Blood Brothers West End production at Phoenix Theatre has now opened a new booking period with bookings being taken until the 26th of November 2010.

Former Spice Girl, Melanie C continues to star as Mrs Johnstone until 24 April.

This award winning (winning ‘Best Musical’ awards from Society of West End Theatres, Drama Magazine, Ivor Novello and Play and Players) musical tells the story of two twins who are separated at birth, but whose paths cross again when they are older. The musical is set in Liverpool and contains the song ‘Tell Me It’s Not True’.

Interestingly of all the long-running musicals currently in London, Blood Brothers is unique in that the current production, which originally opened at the Albery Theatre in 1988, is actually its second incarnation – the original production failed to score a West End success at the Lyric Theatre in 1983 (where it run for six months). The producer Bill Kenwright picked up the rights to the musical in 1987, and a re-vamped Blood Brothers returned to the West End the following year.

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Melanie C to Star in Blood Brothers

Spice Girl to make her theatrical debut from 26 October, 2009

MELANIE C, the chart-topping star of the biggest girl band of all time – The Spice Girls – is to make her theatrical debut in BLOOD BROTHERS. Her opening performance on Monday 26 October will mark the first by a Spice Girl in a West End musical.

Liverpool born Melanie will star as Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s legendary West End smash hit, one of the longest running shows in musical history. Melanie will follow in the footsteps of Barbara Dickson, Kiki Dee, Carole King and Helen Reddy in taking on the iconic role in the year that BLOOD BROTHERS celebrates its 21st birthday at London’s Phoenix Theatre.

BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The incredible score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

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