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The long running musical Blood Brothers, has delayed its closure at the Phoenix Theatre by 2 weeks, and will now close on Sat 10 Nov 2012, after a run of 24 years in the West End of London.
Bill Kenwright’s production of Willy Russell’s Liverpool tale of the Johnstone twins, who are separated at birth and later reunited by a twist of fate, will have played over 10,000 performances in London, making it the third longest running musical ever to play the West End.
Blood Brothers will continue to play all around the UK into 2013 and beyond. A spokesperson for Bill Kenwright Ltd said “This is the end of a chapter, but by no means the end of Blood Brothers.”
Blood Brothers premiered in the West End in April 1983 at the Lyric Theatre and closed in October 1983. Bill Kenwright picked up the rights to the musical in 1987, and a re-vamped Blood Brothers and was revived at the Albery Theatre, in July 1988, before transferring to the Phoenix Theatre in November 1991, where it will now close on 10 Nov 2012.