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Blood Brothers (Play Version)

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.


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

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Details

Summary
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.
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
Performing Groups
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Youth/Camp Programs
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Various simple settings
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Cautions
    • Gun Shots
    • Mild Adult Themes

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Authors

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 ...

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