A smash-hit musical and award-winning drama is set to take to the Orchard West Theatre in Dartford this Spring.

The legendary, award-winning production of the international smash hit musical, Blood Brothers, will be showing at temporary theatre Orchard West from Tuesday, April 2 until Saturday, April 6.

Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

Niki Colwell Evans and Sean Jones will continue to play the iconic roles of Mrs Johnstone and Mickey Johnstone respectively, with Gemma Brodrick reprising her role of Linda, and Joe Sleight as Eddie.

The musical has triumphed across the globe, completing sell out seasons in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan.

Few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning Blood Brothers, scooping up four awards for Best Musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.

Bill Kenwright Ltd.’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.

Psychological thriller Sleuth will be showing at the Orchard West Theatre from Tuesday, May 7 until Saturday, May 11.

This dark psychological “thriller about thrillers” makes for an intriguing study of human conflict, jealousy, and manipulation.

Proving to be far more than a whodunnit, it promises to baffle even the most proficient sleuth.

Directed by the award-winning Rachel Kavanaugh (The RSC/Chichester Festival Theatre), Sleuth will be taking to the stage in 2024 with Todd Boyce (Coronation Street’s notorious baddie, Stephen Reid) and Neil McDermott (EastEnders, The Royal) set to star.

Sleuth has been dubbed as “one of the greatest ever stage thrillers” and played for a total of 12 years in both London and New York, winning the Tony Award for Best Play.

The Orchard Theatre in Dartford was forced to close after a survey found concerns with the theatre’s RAAC panels.

Since then, the council has “gone into overdrive” to find a “creative way of keeping the show going in Dartford”.

Orchard West will also support the continuing employment of the theatre team, visiting artists and backstage crew - plus many local businesses in the surrounding area who rely on footfall from theatregoers.