Blood Brothers will return to the stage for a 16-week U.K. tour beginning July 28 at Theatre Royal Windsor. Bill Kenwright's production will feature the return of Niki Colwell Evans as Mrs. Johnstone and Sean Jones in his final tour as Mickey Johnstone.
The tour, which will conclude December 3, will also make stops in Belfast, Perth, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Wolverhampton, Sunderland, Stoke-On-Trent, Carlisle, Blackpool, Salford, Liverpool, Dartford, Aylesbury, Poole, and Cardiff.
Jones will star as Mickey through November 19; Josh Capper will subsequently take on the role through the end of the tour. The cast will also welcome Jay Worley, Richard Munday, and Timothy Lucas, who will join previous cast members Paula Tappenden, Tim Churchill, Carly Burns, Nick Wilkes, Grace Galloway, Melissa Potts, Andy Owens, and Jacob Yolland.
Written by Willy Russell, Blood Brothers follows Mrs. Johnstone, a young mother deserted by her husband, who discovers she's pregnant with twins. Mrs. Johnstone enters into a deal with her employer—the twins are separated at birth, raised on opposite sides of the tracks, and are brought together again by tragedy.
In addition to Kenwright, the creative team includes co-director Bob Thomson, musical director Matt Malone, sound designer Dan Samson, set and costume designer Andy Walmsley, lighting designer Nick Richings, and associate lighting designer Darran Curtis.
Kenwright's production of the musical played over 10,000 performances in London's West End. The original London production won the Olivier for Best Musical, while the London revival earned three Olivier nominations, winning one. The Broadway production was nominated for seven Tony Awards.