So many shows closing: Wizard of Oz, Dreamboats & Petticoats, Sweeney Todd, Ghost the Musical, Chicago and Blood Brothers
New shows to fill those empty theatres please!
The musical was originally a school production in Liverpool in 1983 and by 1988 it was playing in London’s west end. In it’s 24 year run, Blood Brothers has only played at two theatres, the Noel Coward (formally the Albery Theatre) and the Phoenix Theatre, where it will finish it’s run.
The musical is about twin brothers who were separated at birth only to be reunited because they both fall in love with the same girl. The dramatic storyline is one of the biggest draws for audiences so it will be a huge loss.
You will still be able to catch the show at various venues around the UK in the tour, which is promising for it’s future; we won’t be losing it completely!
This announcement comes just after we were told Chicago is closing after 15 years. Ghost The Musical, The Wizard of Oz and The Hurly Burly Show are also all closing earlier than booked too.
We hope new musicals will be announced to replace them, although will they stand the test of time like Blood Brothers? We’re not sure.