Plays Directory : Blood Brothers

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Willy Russell
  • Written
    1981
  • Setting
    Liverpool, UK
  • Overview
    A contemporary musical which examines how class can divide two families. The main character Mrs Johnstone, finds herself pregnant with twins although she already has many children and is struggling to make ends meet. Her employer, Mrs Lyons desperately wishes to conceive although cannot. She is very wealthy and begs Mrs Johnson to give her one of her newborn sons to bring up as her own. Mrs Johnstone is desperately worried that she cannot afford another child so reluctantly, agrees. The plot then follows the two twins Eddie and Mickey as they grow up . Eddie, under Mrs Lyon's care, enjoys a privileged background with private schooling and a university education. Mickey has a much harder life and struggles to keep a job. Despite this they grow up the best of friends. The play follows the trials and tribulations of the twins and reaches a crescendo when they discover they share fresh and blood.

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8 known characters

10 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Alyssia Brown
Alyssia Brown
Child Actor
2020, Mrs Lyons
Worth School
Stephen Church
Stephen Church
Artistic Director
2020, UNDERSTUDY/COVER LEAD ROLE
West-end Phoenix Theatre
Helen Spall
Helen Spall
Company Stage Manager
2019, CSM
UK & IRELAND TOUR
Stephanie Hammersley
Stephanie Hammersley
Stage Manager
2019, Assistant Stage Manager/ Book Cover
UK Tour
Emma Rowlands
Emma Rowlands
Carpenter
2019, Casual Theatre Technician/ Stage Crew
Wycombe Swan Theatre
Phil D'Souza
Phil D'Souza
Technician
2019, Stage Crew
Kings Theatre
Cameron Wicks
Cameron Wicks
Lighting Technician
2019, Electrics Load In/Out Crew
Bo Collier
Bo Collier
Sound Engineer
2019, Sound No 1
Rose Crossan
Rose Crossan
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, Wardrobe Assistant & Dresser
The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
Charlotte Rowlands
2018, Ensemble
D&B school of performing arts
Megan Cranfield
2018, Linda
Headgate Theatre
Martin Meachem
Martin Meachem
Carpenter
2018, Tech Asm/SM
Ryan Rutherford
2018, Sammy
Websters Theatre
Charlie Mitchell
Charlie Mitchell
Lighting Technician
2018, Followspot Op
Mayflower Theatre
Laura O'donnell
2018, Mrs lyons
Ame Trott
Ame Trott
Child Actor
2018, Young Edward
Joanna Taylor
Joanna Taylor
Child Actor
2018, Linda
Colmers school
Serena Christian
2018, Dresser/Wardrobe
Nina Draper
Nina Draper
Child Actor
2018, Narrator
Baysgarth School
Ross Panton
Ross Panton
Actor
2018, Postman/Ensemble
The Blackhole Theatre