Chance for schools to see GCSE play brought to life in Newark

Posted on: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Pupils studying Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers will have the chance to see it brought to life on a local stage this October. The GCSE English Literature curriculum text will take to the Palace Theatre Newark stage from 22 to 26 October as part of a national tour of the spectacular Bill Kenwright Ltd West End production.

Highlighting the class divide of the 1980s and provoking discussion about inequality and the idea of nature vs. nurture, the multi award-winning musical 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.

Carys Coulton-Jones, Business Manager for Heritage and Culture at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “The experience of seeing a play you’re studying is an invaluable part of the learning experience and can really help to spark new ideas, theories and interpretations. We’re delighted to be enabling local students to engage with this legendary musical this autumn.

It’s amazing that a top-quality national tour is coming to our town and I encourage everyone, from students to musical fans and more, to take up this opportunity so that more productions like this might follow suit.

A limited number of special schools price tickets are available for each show for just £17.50 while prices for standard tickets start from £24.50. Schools wishing to book should contact the Theatre by calling 01636 655755 from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm or by emailing Tickets are available to the public by calling or visiting the Theatre or online at