Author(s): Russell, Willy, Russell, Willy,
Date of Publication: 10/05/2001,
Pagination: 128 pages,
Series: Modern Classics,
Imprint: Methuen Drama,
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,
Book Classification: Plays & playscripts
A Liverpudlian West Side Story: twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath.
One of the longest-running and most successful ever West End musicals, Blood Brothers premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse in January 1983.