THE international smash hit musical Blood Brothers continues its 2019 spring tour, when it heads to Bournemouth Pavilion.

Considered one of the best musicals ever written the production, written by award-winning playwright Willy Russell, has triumphed across the globe, scooping up no fewer than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.

Bill Kenwright's production of the award-winning play by Willy Russell welcomes three new cast members – Alexander Patmore, Joel Benedict and Paula Tappenden, into the roles of Mickey, Eddie and Mrs Lyons respectively. They will join actress Linzi Hateley who leads the cast in the seminal role of Mrs Johnstone.

This epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981 before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse 35 years ago in 1983, completing sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan. Blood Brothers also ran in London’s West End for 24 years, exceeding 10,000 performances, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.

Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving story of twin boys separated at birth, only to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother’s haunting secret. The memorable score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

When Mrs Johnstone, a young mother, is deserted by her husband and left to her own devices to provide for seven hungry children she takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet. It is not long before her brittle world crashes around her when she discovers herself to be pregnant yet again – this time with twins! In a moment of weakness and desperation, she enters a secret pact with her employer which leads inexorably to the show’s shattering climax.

A sensational cast, incredible show stopping music, remarkable staging and five star performances make Blood Brothers an enthralling night of entertainment. The production is at Bournemouth's Pavilion theatre on from February 26 to March 2.