Blood Brothers (Play Version)

by  Willy Russell

Short Play, Drama  /  5m, 3f, 5m or f

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.


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Blood Brothers (Play Version)

by  Willy Russell

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f, 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)

Additional Info

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.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Youth/Camp Programs

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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

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Production

Details

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

Casting

5m, 3f, 5m or f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

Doubling possible

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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, became a women’s hairdresser, 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 writing drama and, in ...

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