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Blood Brothers announces 2024 casting and tour stops

The much-loved musical is back

Blood Brothers, © Jack Merriman

Willy Russell’s hit musical Blood Brothers will return for a new tour in 2024, with initial casting confirmed.

Produced by Bill Kenwright Limited (one of four productions the company is taking on the open road early next year), the piece will open at New Victoria Theatre, Woking from 16 January 2024, before visiting Malvern, New Brighton, Shrewsbury, Southampton, Kings Lynn, Torquay, Billingham, Bath, Leicester and Birmingham.

Niki Colwell Evans and Sean Jones will continue to play the 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 cast for 2024 is Timothy Lucas (Sammy), Josh Capper (Neighbour), Sarah Jane Buckley (Mrs Lyons), Tim Churchill (Mr Lyons), Jess Smith (Brenda), Graeme Kinniburgh (Postman/Bus Conductor), Chloe Pole (Donna Marie) and Alex Harland (Policeman / Teacher) with further casting to be announced.

The production was directed by Bob Tomson and Kenwright, while the resident director is Tim Churchill. The piece has design by Andy Walmsley, lighting design by Nick Richings, sound design by Dan Samson and musical direction by Matt Malone.