Blood Brothers by Willy RussellI dont really read a lot of plays/musicals and if I do read them, they arent usually in this genre. But during my GCSEs, this was one of the plays selected for me to study for my exams- so basically I was forced to read this. However, I was surprised that I did enjoy this a little.
The things I most enjoyed about this was the little pieces of comedy, and how there was this whole superstition thing that tied the plot together.
I really liked both of the brothers, but for me Linda was not my cup of tea...
The relationship with the 2 mothers was also really interesting to see and their development was really enjoyable to witness- you could almost see them manipulating and breaking throughout different scenes. I also really enjoyed Sammie, he was quite comical, but also violent.
The music in this too was a bit up and down, some songs were really enjoyable, but others not so much (they all fitted very nicely in the plot though, which was nice as other musicals sometimes dont fit music in nicely for me sometimes).
I would recommend reading this to some, I also watched the play live with my school and I certainly would be lying if I say that I didnt enjoy myself that day.
Blood Brothers (Play Version)
Theo Ubique is known for the quality of its singers, and this fall production, directed by Fred Anzevino, is fully up to snuff vocally. The one really important voice, of course, is that of the authorial alter-ego and heart-tugger Mrs. Johnstone, who needs to have a sound that's part musical theater and part pop ballad but just as much folk. Russell wrote for the voices he could hear in the Liverpool pubs and, luckily, Kyrie Anderson has such a voice, along with an ability to embody that crucial Northern resistance to fakery and flash. She is just terrific on those aforementioned ballads; reason enough, perhaps, to take your seat. Is there something in our genetic code that determines the course of our life? Is it the specific circumstances under which we are raised?
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This is the non-musical play version of the hugely successful musical which is currently being performed professionally, and is thus not available for performance. It tells of twin brothers and what happens when their mother decides to have one of them adopted. Their contrasting upbringing and the hand fate deals them is fast-moving, perceptive and ultimately tragic. This original version is simple to stage, rewarding to act, and is ideal for a large mixed cast. No account yet? Create one.
The musical Blood Brothers begins as its Narrator tells the audience about the Johnstone twins, Mickey and Edward , who were separated at birth and died on the same day. Johnstone , a lower class woman who was abandoned by her husband after giving birth to five children, and while pregnant with another. She reminisces about the days when she used to go dancing with her husband, who made her feel like Marilyn Monroe. Now, however, her life is a never-ending cycle of unpaid bills and hungry children. She works at the house of Mrs. Lyons , a wealthy woman who longs for a child of her own. An unlikely solution presents itself, however, in the form of Mrs.
Blood Brothers is a musical with book, lyrics, and music by Willy Russell. The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth, one subsequently being raised in a wealthy family, the other in a poor family. The different environments take the twins to opposite ends of the social spectrum, one becoming a councillor, and the other unemployed and in prison. They both fall in love with the same girl, causing a rift in their friendship and leading to the tragic death of both brothers. Russell says that his work was based on a one-act play that he read as a child "about two babies switched at birth Originally developed as a school play, Blood Brothers debuted in Liverpool before Russell transferred it to West End for a short run in