BLOOD Brothers is set to return to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford during the winter.

The latest appearance in the city of the long-running musical was originally due to be later this month but it had to be postponed due to Covid-19.

The show, a gritty story of twin brothers growing up without being aware of each other’s existence, has been a frequent visitor to West Yorkshire over the past few decades.

A spokesman said: “Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

“Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.

“It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval.”

The Sunday Times called Blood Brothers “exhilarating, one of the best musicals ever written”, while the Spectator said described a “triumphant evening... unmissable and unbeatable”.

This epic tale of Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a comprehensive school in 1981 before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983, completing sell out seasons across the world.

Blood Brothers also ran in London’s West End for 24 years.

Blood Brothers will be at the Alhambra from February 23-27. The age suggestion is 12-plus.

Visit or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.