- The Success of Blood Brothers on Stage Blood Brothers has been very successful on stage - write about some of the elements in the play that you think may have made the play so popular.
The musical blood brothers, written by Willy Russell, is a very popular and demanding play of the modern ages....
How does Willy Russell demonstrate class difference in Blood Brothers?
"Blood Brothers" was written by Willy Russell in 1985.
We were all given a chance to pick the character, we want to be throughout the play; so, I chose Mrs Johnstone to show a diversity of character. Johnstone Mrs Johnstone is struggling to bring up her rowdy kids.
With her husband long gone, and not enough money to pay the milkman, she takes up a cleaning job at the Lyons' posh household to make ends meet....
In the play there is a teenage pregnancy; Mickey and Linda follow the same pattern as Mrs Johnson.
She has few luxuries, and has no toys for her many children.
A Liverpudlian West Side Story: twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both.
She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their blood relationship until the inevitable quarrel caused through 'class' differences leads to the tragic outcome.