ADC Theatre
Tue 25 - Sat 29 January

Blood Brothers (Play Version)

Willy Russell

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Two brothers separated at birth are cursed to die if they ever learn the truth of their bond. Raised on opposite ends of the social spectrum, they are repeatedly, and unwittingly, drawn together. Initially appearing to challenge the social obstacles designed to keep them apart, circumstance and superstition makes their friendship impossible. Tensions spill over when Eddie returns home to find Mickey embroiled in the Toxteth riots, unemployed, depressed, and facing criminal charges.

The truth will out, but the real curse lies in social inequality, a prophecy raising questions about the impossible escape from class warfare, in this production of Willy Russell's iconic play that spawned the hit musical.

This performance is recommended for audiences aged 12+

This amateur production of Blood Brothers (Play Version) is presented by an arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. 


Tue 25 January at 7:45pm
Wed 26 January at 7:45pm
Thu 27 January at 7:45pm
Fri 28 January at 7:45pm
Sat 29 January at 7:45pm


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The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. 

The ADC Theatre is conveniently located near the Park Street Car Park, which has 7 disabled parking bays.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.


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