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Blood Brothers (Play Version)

Willy Russell

Short Play, Drama  /  3f, 5m, 5m or f

Blood Brothers (play version)
by Willy Russell

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).  Newly reissued by Oxford University Press in their Oxford Playscripts series. 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.


Blood Brothers (Play Version)

by  Willy Russell

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 5m, 5m or f
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
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).  Newly reissued by Oxford University Press in their Oxford Playscripts series. 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.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Youth/Camp Programs
Cautions
  • Gun Shots
  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Various simple settings

Casting

3f, 5m, 5m or f
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
Casting Notes

Doubling possible

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Willy Russell

Willy Russell’s career spans more than four decades; born in Liverpool in 1947, he left school at 15 and became a women’s hairdresser and part-time singer/songwriter performing on the local folk scene before returning to education and becoming a teacher.Whilst at St Katharine’s College, Willy began wri ...

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