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A Liverpool-set West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the tale of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and grows up to be a successful government official. The other winds up unemployed and in prison. They grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until they both fall in love with the same woman and the inevitable quarrel unleashes a bloodbath.
 
Blood Brothers was first performed in London in 1983 and opened on Broadway in 1993.
Willy Russell was born in Whiston near Liverpool and left school at fifteen. He went through a succession of jobs before, at the age of twenty, he decided to become a teacher. At about the same time he saw John McGrath's play Unruly Elements at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, and was inspired to become a playwright. His plays include: One for the Road; Stags and Hens; Educating Rita; Blood Brothers; and Shirley Valentine.
A Liverpool-set West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the tale of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and grows up to be a successful government official. The other winds up unemployed and in prison. They grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until they both fall in love with the same woman and the inevitable quarrel unleashes a bloodbath.
 
Blood Brothers was first performed in London in 1983 and opened on Broadway in 1993.
A Liverpool-set West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the tale of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and grows up to be a successful government official. The other winds up unemployed and in prison. They grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until they both fall in love with the same woman and the inevitable quarrel unleashes a bloodbath.
 
Blood Brothers was first performed in London in 1983 and opened on Broadway in 1993.
Olivier Award Best New Musical

Tony Award Best Book of a Musical

Synopsis:

This student edition of Willy Russell's successful folk opera, the story of two Liverpudlian brothers who grow up on opposite sides of the social tracks, includes biographical notes and an introduction to the play with guidance on its interpretation.

Synopsis:

A Liverpool-set West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the tale of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and grows up to be a successful government official. The other winds up unemployed and in prison. They grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until they both fall in love with the same woman and the inevitable quarrel unleashes a bloodbath.
 
Blood Brothers was first performed in London in 1983 and opened on Broadway in 1993.

Synopsis:

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 the two grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until an inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath.

Blood Brothers was first performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983 and subsequently transferred to the Lyric Theatre, London. It was revived in the West End in 1988 for a long-running production and opened on Broadway in 1993.

"Undoubtedly the most exciting thing to have happened to the English musical theatre in years."—Sheridan Morley

About the Author

Born near Liverpool he left school at 15. One of Britain's most successful playwrights his most famous play, Blood Brothers, continues to run in London. Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita have also been turned into hugely successful films.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413695109
Introduction:
Russell, Willy
Author:
Mulligan, Jim
Introduction by:
Mulligan, Jim
Introduction:
Mulligan, Jim
Author:
Russell, Willy
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Location:
London :
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Musicals
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Musicals
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
British & Irish
Edition Number:
Methuen student ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Methuen Drama
Publication Date:
19950814
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 color, 8 page sections
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.88 x 5.04 x 0.365 in

Related Subjects

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Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Women and Ethnic
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Product details 128 pages Methuen - English 9780413695109 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This student edition of Willy Russell's successful folk opera, the story of two Liverpudlian brothers who grow up on opposite sides of the social tracks, includes biographical notes and an introduction to the play with guidance on its interpretation.
"Synopsis" by ,
A Liverpool-set West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the tale of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and grows up to be a successful government official. The other winds up unemployed and in prison. They grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until they both fall in love with the same woman and the inevitable quarrel unleashes a bloodbath.
 
Blood Brothers was first performed in London in 1983 and opened on Broadway in 1993.
"Synopsis" by ,

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 the two grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until an inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath.

Blood Brothers was first performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983 and subsequently transferred to the Lyric Theatre, London. It was revived in the West End in 1988 for a long-running production and opened on Broadway in 1993.

"Undoubtedly the most exciting thing to have happened to the English musical theatre in years."—Sheridan Morley

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