Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell, is one of the most successful musicals of the last 25 years and tells the tale of two brothers, separated at birth by their mother who could not afford to keep them both, focusing on class and the divide between rich and poor.
Set in Liverpool in post-war 1960s Britain, it follows the journeys of “Eddie” and “Micky” as they grow up in contrasting worlds. Written during a period of huge changes in society and politics, Blood Brothers draws the audience’s attention to the detrimental effect that social inequality can have on people’s lives. A very human story about love, friendship and the unconditional and instinctive brotherly love, tarnished forever by tragedy.
Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street, Boston