Review Of A Live Piece Of Theatre Blood Brothers

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Review of a live piece of theatre - Blood Brothers

Review of a live piece of theatre

Introduction:We went to see the "Blood Brothers" on the 23rd of May at
the Phoenix Theatre. The plot of the story was that there were two
twins separated at birth. One of the twins grows up in a middle class
house hold. The other one in a working class house hold we see the
different ways in which they grow up and the clothes that they wear
are different. The play examines the issue of social in Britain.

Structure: The plot was structured at the begging there was a death
scene of the two twins the rest of the piece was a flash back the
mother of the twins was on her own and she had seven children already
and she had twins coming she didn't have enough money to feed the
seven children and could not feed two more she worked with a rich
woman who did not have any children the narrator was saying what was
happening in each scene.

Characters: Mickey was the twin in the working class he had bad
clothes he had a green jumper which had holes and he put it over his
knees his face was all dirty and you know from his body language that
he was a little boy because he was jumping on the floor and he
pretended that he had a horse his mum was telling him not to play up
there. In his monologue his body language was that he was sitting on
the floor and saying what he was not allowed to do but that he was
almost eight and when he was a twenty year old he was depressed and
his head was down and was not looking in any one's face and he was
shuffling around and not talking much to other people when Eddie saw
Mickey for the first time Eddie had new clothes and he had a posh
voice he was clean and he did not know any rude words because he was
middle class he went to a good school and lived in a big house. His
dad worked but Mrs Johnston did not.

Set lighting costume and sound: At The beginning the play was staged
they shined a red light on the gauze when they shined a the red light
from behind We could see the Liverpool skyline a gob shone waves on to
the gauze the effect of this was that he stayed was a sad place a
scary place to be the river of blood but the river is not really all
blood it's the death of the Johnston Twins. The Atmosphere it created
was like death it made you feel sad and interested on what was going
to happen.

The sounds that they made was a lot effective like when Sammy wanted
him do the robbery and when they ran away the music then was very
effective. The music was effective when there was sad thing going on
like when the was depressed the music was put on at the right time.
The narrator always dressed in black the black that the narrator
dressed represented the death of the Johnston twins. The audience
could see him but the characters on stage could not see him and he
could moved all around...

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