Ben & Michael Sewell as Willy Russell's Blood Brothers, Mickey & Eddie. Photo © GoW
Willy Russell's Blood Brothers continues at the Phoenix Theatre. Running since 1988, it's a sweeping musical melodrama, following the story of two boys who become friends in 1950s Liverpool, little knowing they are much more closely related than the blood brothers they become.
Mrs Johnstone has twin sons but, poor as she is, she can only keep one, the other being adopted by a rich family. By a quirk of fate they grow up as friends, but can it last? With its thrilling, but ultimately tragic plot and rousing songs, audiences nightly get caught up in Mickey and Eddie's lives.
Russell (who also wrote Educating Rita) won Olivier, Plays and Players, Ivor Novello and Drama Magazine Awards for his book, words and music and the show is as fresh as ever under Bob Tomson's direction.
On the east side of Charing Cross Road, opposite Foyles Book Shop and between Northern line tube stations Tottenham Court Road to the north (also Central line) and Leicester Square to the south (also Piccadilly Line).
Charing Cross Road is well served by buses, with many more on east-west routes with stops on Oxford Street, just five minutes' walk north.
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