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★★★★★

“AMAZING!!”

Written on: 28/03/2014 by Carr398 (1 review written)

Blood Brothers is by far the most amazing play i have been to, it is an enjoyable performance for people all ages. i would reccomened it for everyone!… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely Brilliant!”

Written on: 31/10/2013 by Dannn12 (1 review written)

Blood Brothers is the by far the best and most moving performance I have ever seen! I've been to see it two times already as I am doing it for my GCSE English Literature and wanted to improve my knowledge by going to see it. I honestly didn't expect it to be that good but it proved me wrong- it was absolutely fantastic! I could watch it a million times and still be moved by it. The range of characters and scenes is excellent, I love the fact that you catch a glimpse of the end at the start of… Read Full Review

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“This is an awesome review.”

Written on: 03/07/2013

Blood brothers is one of the most amazing plays in history! LOVE IT♥… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Quite frankly, class!”

Written on: 19/04/2013 by UnitedRoad (1 review written)

Blood Brothers is a classic. There, I said it. The storyline is imaginative and well executed (it's spilt well in terms of the age gap in the story). You feel an instant warmth and empathy towards the characters and has quality well written music, laughs and emotion in equal high qaulity measure. To those commenting on the swearing showing a lack of imagination in script writing...I wonder if you have ever visited the area in question. For me it represented an authenticity. Yes a times it was… Read Full Review

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“ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”

Written on: 21/02/2013 by onewayticket (1 review written)

I decided to treat my girlfriend to this as she is a big musical lover. We sat through the 1st half which was painful to me as the story was lame, the acting was poor and Marti Pellow was hard to understand. I found seeing grown up men dressed as kids very disturbing and uncomfortable. The little tiny shorts they wore was just as bad as their singing. After sitting through the 1st half we came to the intermission which was the best bit. My girlfriend and I then went to get some fresh air I was… Read Full Review

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Etonite's Response to onewayticket's Review

Written on: 22/05/2013

I think that somehow you must have missed the point; I will concede that Marti Pellow is not scouse but the general selection of actors for the play is usually very good. I'm sorry that you missed the point of the whole thing as there is very strong story line that seems to have flown over your head.

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Phoebe-Thebeatles-Jolly's Response to onewayticket's Review

Written on: 24/05/2013

That is a very harsh way to look at it, not only are you and your girlfriend extremly uneducated but you think it was BORING?! I went to see it with about 70 people, and we all said how amzing it was. You and your girlfriend are cleary impatient people.

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★★★★★

“Fabulous Musical very emotional”

Written on: 20/02/2013

This was one of the best musicals I have ever experienced and what an experience! The story was so typical of the people of the time and the mother of the family was superb, good strong voice and character portrail excellent. Micky, the son, was another excellent character played so well, especially the act after getting out of jail. Such an emotional storyline but with lots of humour and fun to make the whole performance a joy to watch. The music and songs were very good and the appearance… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Quality, professional, emotional.”

Written on: 10/11/2012 by Armslength777 (2 reviews written)

I heard Blood Brothers is coming to an end after 24 years! I've never seen it yet friends who have say it's really good. I treated myself on Thursday 8 Nov 2012 and traveled from Liverpool to the Phoenix Theatre in the west end to see it, and it was well worth it! The story was very good and the actors did it justice. Many times I had tears in my eyes. During the quiet emotional moments, even the majority of the audience, who seemed to be English Lit students, were completely silent. If… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great except Pello”

Written on: 30/10/2012

Thought the show was amazing, brilliant cast with the only exception being Marti Pello. Couldn't understand a word he said, his harmony was off and he over acted to the extreme. Ruined the performance for me. I have seen armatures play this part 100 times better… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I would go again ”

Written on: 26/10/2012

this show was absolutely amazing and i would definatly go to watch it again. i am in year 11 and had to go for my gcse class but even though i am young and most of the other people who have seen this are older… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Blood Brothers Phoenix Theatre”

Written on: 05/08/2012 by martinalderman (1 review written)

This show was easily the worst I have even seen. The use of swear words was gratuitous and shows a basic lack of any effort to convey the required message with a deeper grasp of the english language. In addition, it was disgusting to see actors actually spitting on stage, again this was gratuitous and not really necessary to convey the scene to the audience. Finally, if you thought "Mamma Mia" was the most efficient use of a simple, single set, then it has nothing on the lack of imagination… Read Full Review

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Parker-Chops's Response to martinalderman's Review

Written on: 21/04/2013

Hilarious. Despite the Brechtian technique employed of alienating the audience and inviting you to watch without getting too involved in the characters and plot and actually learn something, you clearly haven't. It's a comment on society and class, along with the nature/nurture debate. The swearing is used to emphasise the difference between Eddy and Mickey's lives.
Plus, wouldn't it make the writing less authentic if Russell had depicted a working-class Liverpudlian family with sub-standard education (another point about class based on Russell's own experiences) speaking without slang/swearing and having a 'deeper grasp' of the English language?

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★★★★★

“Brilliant go and see for yourselves”

Written on: 08/07/2012

All the cast were fantastic, The twins were exceptional, I almost cried, and I am a big guy. lol. Marti keep up the great work, all the best from Clydebank. Kings theatre Glasgow… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Better than the last time”

Written on: 24/06/2012 by 1nilarsenal (1 review written)

Such a great musical.Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone was brilliant (All the Nolan sisters do a brilliant Mrs J ). Martin Pellow was excellent as the narrator and very good supporting cast. Opera House,Manchester is the ideal size to get the best from this moving story. Enjoyed it at the Empire,Liverpool but this was better. Great night out… Read Full Review

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“Bloody Brilliant”

Written on: 18/05/2012 by RobKay (1 review written)

Well, well, well... from the thrushes of Romulus & Remus, the West End has brought to us a thrilling tale of twins unceremoniously separated at birth, catapulted into classes apart to grow up unaware of their fraternal bond. Comical satire throughout, the characters poetically evolve into adulthood facing life's challenges adjacent to a superfluous attention to the struggles of northern British life. Remarkable individual performances I was honoured to bestow, this theatrical magnificence in a… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to RobKay's Review

Written on: 18/05/2012

This review almost captures everything within the play, however Moses was found in the ‘rushes’ and that Romulus and Remus never had thrush- just like to point that out...

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★★★★★

“Brilliant birthday treat!”

Written on: 25/04/2012 by divadebs40 (1 review written)

I thought Blood Brothers was excellent. It was my 40th birthday and when we arrived at the theatre and saw the big poster of Marti Pellow I was so excited, having not realised that he or anyone particularly famous was in it so I felt like it was an extra birthday bonus! The show was brilliant. Very moving in places and funny in places. The acting and singing were superb from all the cast - especially the mother and the two brothers. … Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Absolutely wonderful show. ”

Written on: 12/04/2012

I enjoyed everything about it. It's so moving, I love the theatre and have been to see this 3 times, and it just gets more and more enjoyable. If you can, definitely go to see it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Absolutely fantastic show”

Written on: 06/04/2012

The performance is amazing, such a brilliant show. I've seen it twice now and it just gets better every time. I would love to be seeing it again soon actually! Recommend to everyone… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Very Best”

Written on: 05/04/2012

I have seen this play last year and i thought it was fantastic!. On wednesday i am seeing it againa nd cant wait thought it was absolutley brilliant!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“bad its bad”

Written on: 27/02/2012 by mikecurtis (1 review written)

seen the original 20yrs ago - which was very good -- now this is comical -- no grit, no great passion, no from the belly songs. Not the actors fault - just a rubbish script. Childish with swearing… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“blood brothers! AMAZING!”

Written on: 02/02/2012 by mcguiganx (1 review written)

blood brothers is an outstanding show would recommend it to anyone! amazing story line with great actors.. sean jones as mickey and danny taylor as sammy amazing actors! my favourite show ever!!!!!x… Read Full Review

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Svetlanaanna's Response to mcguiganx's Review

Written on: 09/09/2012

Love, love, love the show! It is the best musical I ahev ever seen. Can not wait to see it again!

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★★★★★

“ah.....its really good.”

Written on: 20/12/2011 by kimcool952 (1 review written)

you might think because the show is at discount price that it might not be good. well its great. I've seen a lot of London shows and this is another great one for me....get ready with your tissues x so powerful… Read Full Review

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