|CHILD under 12||$24.00|
Confronting the age-old philosophical dilemma of nature versus nurture - Willy Russell’s stunningly crafted, smash hit Blood Brothers tells the waggish, thought provoking and desolate story of Mickey and Eddie, fraternal twins separated at birth and brought up in diametrically opposed circumstances - one a wealthy, educated family - the other a poverty-stricken, unskilled environment. A prophecy made at the time of their birth sets the tone of the narrative and drives the story to its shattering, but inevitable, conclusion.
Originally written and developed for the Liverpool school curriculum, Blood Brothers first appeared on London’s West End in 1983 and has since enjoyed success that has spanned over four decades reaching from Broadway all the way to Europe, Mexico, Japan, Korea and Canada There was even a South African adaptation in 2012.
Some notable actors to have appeared in stage productions have been Helen Reddy, Kiki Dee, Carole King, Petula Clark, Chrissy Amphlett, Zoe Carides, David Soul, Shaun and David Cassidy and Russell Crowe.
A native of Liverpool, multi-Award winner Willy Russell worked as a hairdresser, warehouseman and teacher until a successful writing career - which includes Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine and The Wrong Boy – emerged. Often described as 'a Liverpudlian folk opera', Blood Brothers is a telling tale of poor working-class life in Liverpool during the 1950’s-1960's – a time that was rife with financial depression, which led to unemployment and strikes and the widening gap between rich and poor. While the rich enjoyed the successes of their class – the poor were burdened by a lack of opportunity. Blood Brothers explores these differences and the consequences that follow.
CHILD under 12
The Venue: The Engine Room
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