Blood Brothers returns this summer with a three-week season at Cork Opera House from 5 August before embarking on a UK tour. Starring Lyn Paul in the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone for the final time, she will be joined by Joel Benedict as Eddie, Danielle Corlass as Linda, Danny Taylor as Sammy and Chloe Taylor as Mrs Lyons. Alexander Patmore returns as Mickey alongside Robbie Scotcher as the narrator.


The rest of the cast for Blood Brothers includes Tim Churchill, Graham Martin, Gemma Brodrick, Hannah Barr Graeme Kinniburgh, Shaun McCourt and Connor Bannister.

Considered ‘One of the best musicals ever written’ (Sunday Times), Blood Brothers, written 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 is simply ‘Unmissable and unbeatable’ (The Spectator).


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. It has since completed sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan and ran in London’s West End for 24 years, exceeding 10,000 performances. One of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.


Blood Brothers tells the moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

Tuesday 6 August – Saturday 17 August

 Cork Opera House

Tuesday 27 August – Saturday 31 August    

Canterbury, The Marlowe  


Tuesday 3 September – Saturday 14 September        

Liverpool Empire   


Tuesday 17 September – Saturday 28 September   

Cardiff, New Theatre 


Monday 30 September – Saturday 12 October

Birmingham Hippodrome   

Monday 14 October – Saturday 19 October   

Derby Theatre


Tuesday 22 October – Saturday 26 October   

Hull New Theatre 


Monday 28 October – Saturday 2 November    

Grand Opera House York  


Tuesday 5 November – Saturday 9 November

Crewe Lyceum


Tuesday 12 November – Saturday 16 November    

Hastings, White Rock Theatre  


Tuesday 19 November – Saturday 23 November    

 Dartford, Orchard Theatre    


Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 December

Sunderland Empire  


Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 December   

Eastbourne Congress Theatre