What do you know already about the characters in 'Blood Brothers'?
The main characters we meet in the play are:
Mrs Johnstone - The mother of the twins
Mrs Lyons - Persuades Mrs Johnstone to give her one of her twins
Mr Lyons - married to Mrs Lyons and is unaware that Eddie is not really his child
Mickey - grows up with his real mother Mrs Johnstone and the rest of his family
Edward - given away as a baby to Mrs Lyons
Linda - close friends with Mickey and Edward
Sammy - Mickey's older brother
The narrator - sometimes plays other roles such as the milkman and teacher and sometimes is a mysterious character who comments on the action in the play
In the Literature exam, you may be asked to write about how a particular character is presented in 'Blood Brothers'.
Have a go at the following activity to revise the key ideas about each of the characters in the play.
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.