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Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Blood Brothers'

In this worksheet, students will revise key facts about each of the characters in 'Blood Brothers'.

'Identify and Explain Key Characters in 'Blood Brothers'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   Eduqas, Pearson Edexcel, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Post-1914 Prose / Drama, Post-1914 Play or Novel, Modern Texts: Drama

Curriculum subtopic:   Blood Brothers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

What do you know already about the characters in 'Blood Brothers'?


Two young men clasping hands as 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.


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