BLOOD BROTHERS

27 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

ENCORE THEATRE COMPANY

 

So did y’hear the story of the Johnstone twins?
As like each other as two new pins,
Of one womb born on the self same day,
How one was kept and one give away?

 

Willy Russell’s smash hit musical Blood Brothers is the hilarious, provocative and heartbreaking show that tells the unforgettable story of the Johnstone twins.

 

Separated at birth when their mother cannot afford to keep them both, Mickey and Edward grow up streets apart, becoming best friends but never knowing the truth of their heritage. The prophecy that twins who are separated at birth will die on the day they find out their heritage brings this stunningly crafted musical to its shattering conclusion.

 

The London production of Blood Brothers ran for more than 24 years, winning every British “Best Musical” award along the way. It is one of only three musicals in history to play for more than 10,000 London performances – the other two are Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera.

 

This new Tasmanian production, produced by Encore Theatre Company, comes to Launceston’s Earl Arts Centre for a strictly limited three-week engagement and it is a rare opportunity for Tasmanian audiences to witness this musical theatre masterpiece with a thrilling cast in an intimate setting where it becomes even more powerful.

 

DIRECTOR Danny Gibson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Matt Dudfield
VOCAL DIRECTOR Denise Sam

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by WILLY RUSSELL
Presented by arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Venue

EARL ARTS CENTRE

Dates

Friday 27 October, 8pm
Saturday 28 October, 2pm
Saturday 28 October, 8pm
Wednesday 1 November, 8pm
Thursday 2 November, 8pm
Friday 3 November, 8pm
Saturday 4 November, 2pm
Saturday 4 November, 8pm
Sunday 5 November, 5pm
Wednesday 8 November, 8pm
Thursday 9 November, 8pm
Friday 10 November, 8pm
Saturday 11 November, 2pm
Saturday 11 November, 8pm

Tickets / Prices

Premium $60
Full $45
Child U16 $32
Concession $40

 

*Concessions available for Pensioners, Seniors and Full Time Students.

 

Reserved seating

 

A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

A delivery charge of $4 applies if you choose to have your tickets posted to your address.

Presented By

Encore Theatre Company

Notes

Patron Advice: Recommended for ages 12+. Parental Guidance recommended.

No Babes in Arms

No filming or photography permitted

Running Time

2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)

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