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"Blood Brothers" is the best play i have ever seen or read. I have seen the play performed 7 times and every time was as moving, hillarious, saddening and exciting as the last.
When i saw the play for the first time, i wasn't prepared for the masive change of emotions i was about to experience.
The play is about two twins seperated at birth as their mother (Mrs Johnston) cannot afford to keep them both. She sells one of the twins (Eddy) to Mrs Lyons the wealthy woman she cleans for and keeps the other (Mickey) who grows up on a council estate where he seems to make the best of his childhood. Mrs Lyons is so concerned about her husband and neighbours finding out about the deal and her reputation being ruined that she decides to take advantage of Mrs Johnstons superstitiousness (if thats a word) by telling her that if either twin finds out that they were once a pair, then they will both automatically die" and so it is agreed that the twins shall remain unaware of each others existance.
As a child, Mickey is full of energy and life, he and hi friends are constantly living in a fantasy world of cowboys, indians, gangsters etc. however throughout the play we see Mickeys innocence deterriorate.
Eddy grows up well educated, speaking in a "posh" accent and always well dressed and clean, until he finally meets Mickey who teaches him to swear, spit and "Say dead funny things" (note quotation marks) to police.
Then, everything seems to go pear shaped as they all grow up, Mickey becomes unemployed, poor, desperate and depressed. Eddy offers to help but Mickey wont accept. Then Mickeys brother Sammy offers Mickey a job to keep an eye out for police while he commits a robbery........
i wont tell anymore of the story, you truley must go and see this play and watch it for yourself.....you wont be sorry without a doubt ,the best play ever written. Everyone of every age should witness it!