Written on: 02/07/2010
I have been to see the show twice now, once in the Kings Theatre in Glasgow and once in the Pheonix Theatre in London. I am not a regular theatre-goer, I am 22 and a massive dance music fan, usually spending money on gig tickets and festivals to see Dj's and bands. Due to this fact I was apprehensive when my mum recommended the show and booked me a ticket for my birthday, and to be honest I didn't think I would enjoy it at all. I saw it first in Glasgow, sat in the gods. Immediately I found myself hooked by the story line and despite being so far away from the stage the actors commanded my full attention and took hold of my every emotion. The music is excellent, the story is clever and when both are combined with the acting it is very powerful. They made me laugh, they made me think and to my surprise (trust me) they very nearly made me cry! I went back to see the show in London and the new cast were also fantastic, and despite knowing the story...and a bit of attempted bravado because I was with my girlfriend this time...I found myself laughing, thinking and again almost crying, the only thing bigger than the show's impact was the lump in my throat! I would recommend this show to anyone and have done to a few friends already. It is smart, funny and then suddenly very sad, takes you by surprise a bit. Please go and see it, you will not regret it, Blood Brothers has opened a new door for me and in future I will not be so quick to assume that the theatre is not for me. Thanks to everyone at the Kings in Glasgow and at the Pheonix in London for two memorable and fantastic nights.