Blood Brothers

Willy Russell edited by Jim Mulligan

DOI: 10.5040/9781408161487.00000016
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (6) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

A compelling story of friendship, loyalty and fate, Blood Brothers is one of the longest-running and most successful ever West End musicals, as well as one of the most moving.

Twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both; one of them is given away to a wealthy woman, the other remains with his mother. They become friends and swear to be blood brothers, all the time unaware of their true fraternity. But as they grow older, the two brothers find they can no longer ignore the class difference that divides them, and the love triangle that has dominated their lives erupts into a quarrel. The staggeringly emotional climax of the play questions whether it was destiny, or the inevitable difference of class, that led to the fatal conflict of two brothers who were once so close. Blood Brothers was first performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Willy Russell edited by Jim Mulligan

ISBN: 9780413695109

Series: Student Editions

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