Talk:Blood Brothers (musical)

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Spoiler Warning[edit]

Never seen the play, but now know the ending, thanks to the opening paragraph of this article. Shouldn't spoilers be relegated to the Plot section? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.241.218.54 (talk) 14:10, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

The introductory paragraph needs editing. It is unfair to give the ending away in an introduction without even giving a spoiler warning! Saravangeloven (talk) 21:23, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

At the beginning of the play the narrator tells the audience that the brothers die, so it isn't a spoiler, or rather it is an intentional spoiler and it doesn't matter if it is said here. 82.1.157.16 (talk) 19:03, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Image[edit]

If anyone has information on the source and copyright status of Image:BloodBrothers.jpg currently illustrating the article, it would be appreciated if they could please add such information to the image description page. Thanks, -- Infrogmation 07:11, 5 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Spam?[edit]

I don't know jack about this play, so anyone with knowledge... is "sir linmd bgasgf" a character? Gohst 08:04, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Poor, just poor[edit]

This article - specifically the opening paragraph - needs major cleanup - whoever wrote it should be ashamed.

Overacting[edit]

I think your just overacting. I think this article is useful and well written. It has helped me with my Drama GCSE considerably. Captaindansplashback 20:53, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

I disagree with "captainsplashback".Many times, Eddie and Mickey, were gay together, but didn't tell anyone, but then again the last time I checked, Eddie and Mickey weren't homosexual-if you check the plot summary it clearly says that they were in love with the same BOY <--- GAY!. Heloo! They love LINDA-pretty significant, cause she had a shaved pussy! to the entire show, i thought it was shit! "the price she'll pay for just being there...". Anyone reading this would be severly misled! I hate to think what "captainsplashback" has written in their GCSE coursework if they think this is well written-because I did it for GCSE Drama too, and that certaintly wouldn't have done me any favours. (and by the way "captainsplashback" the words over-reacting not overacting!) Ok, I have about 14 hours before I have to hand my Drama coursework in, I have to analyse Blood Brothers (Which I haven't even seen) and the only reliable source that summarises the plot completely misses the point? Yahhhhhhhhhhh... Phalanxia 18:03, 25 September 2009 (UTC)/(FKU)

And it's our fault you procrastinated? —  MusicMaker5376 18:50, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Themes[edit]

I've deleted this section, simply because, for lack of a better description, it seems pointless and meaningless. Only one of them is actually a "meaning" and the less said about "morals" the better.

  • Nature Or Nurture
  • Superstition And Class
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Dancing
  • Secrets (Dramatic Irony)
  • "Nature V Nurture", Fair enough, this is a major thematic and philosophic concern of the play.
  • "Superstitition and Class" seems a rather random pairing, both factors are certainly in the play, but together?
  • "Marilyn Monroe" is used as a metaphor in a song which is then reprised twice. She's not an active concern.
  • "Dancing" ... this is used as a metaphor in the song "Marilyn Monroe", but uh... wha?
  • "Secrets (Dramatic Irony)", right, there are secrets, and?

Orias 14:13, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

I must say I'm still extremely dubious as to the emrit of the "Themes" section, even if it is now far more presentable. It seems rather superficial, and unless they're elaborated on, just a bit pointless. Either examples are needed, or a comment on what about the theme the play examines. Otherwise it just looks silly. --Orias 21:06, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

I agree that the "Themes" section could be improved (or eliminated). Ideally, I think a paragraph or two should be added to the article discussing the show's sources, themes and impact (perhaps using the RENT (musical) article as an example. I can try to write this, soon. Burnley 01:13, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I WROTE THIS SECTION IN THE HOPE THAT IT WOULD HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THIS FOR GCSE DRAMA AND ENGLISH. SUPERSTITON AND CLASS ARE LINKED WITH THE PLAY TOGETHER, INFACT THE NARRATOR ASKS WHICH OF THOSE ARE TO BLAME. MARALYN MONROE ISN'T AN ACTIVE CONCERN, BUT IS MENTIONED A LOT AND I THINK WILLY RUSSELL THOUGHT WHEN HE WAS WRITING THIS THAT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO COMPARE THE LIVES OF A POOR AND RICK LIVERPUDLIAN FAMILY WITH A FAMOUS HOLLYWOULD MOVIE STAR AND ACTUALLY SEEING HOW THEIR LIVES ARE ACTUALLY QUITE SIMILAR. SECRETS HAVE A BIG PART TO DO WITH THE PLAY AND WILL HELP PEOPLE IN ESSAYS AS THE SECRETS IN THE PLAY ARE AN EXAMPLE OF DRAMATIC IRONY! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.194.175.153 (talk) 19:52, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

This article needs a lot of work. The plot summary is too long and loosely written. It needs to be tightened up, and all the meta stuff should be removed. Don't tell us about the stagecraft, just relate the story. I removed some of the repetition from the beginning of the plot summary, but much more needs to be done. See Porgy and Bess for an example of a well written article about a piece of musical theatre. Best regards, -- Ssilvers 03:53, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

HI —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.158.44.88 (talk) 18:14, 29 November 2007 (UTC) Under "Musical Numbers," there's an insult at the bottom of the section directed at megan c. Removing that might be a good idea. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.58.73.89 (talk) 18:21, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

"http://www.denisenolan.co.uk Official Site of Blood Brothers Star Denise Nolan who played Mrs Johnstone for 4 years. Do Not Remove This Link I will keep reinstating it, It has a right to be here. If it is removed I will report the violation of Wikipedia's rules - LEAVE IT ALONE"—Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.100.228.212 (talkcontribs)

The latter part looks awful! Honestly, if there's a dispute it should go in this talk section, right? I want to delete it, but I'm afraid of the wrath of whoever wrote it :( Sophiaaa.x (talk) 01:28, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

The latter part might look awful, I have had the link removed for no reason at all. I only added the rest of it after the link as removed for the 10th time or whatever the figure was! If it stays there this time I am happy to leave just the link —Preceding unsigned comment added by Humanahum (talkcontribs) 19:05, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Please see WP:EL for Wikipedia's policy on external links. If you reinstate the link, please state clearly why you think that link is in accordance with policy, otherwise editors will keep removing it. Please format links correctly and sign your posts, and please don't shout.--Shantavira|feed me 13:01, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Mel C.[edit]

I recently went to see this with my school, with Melanie Chisholm as Mrs. Johnstone. Now, there is no mention of this on this article, while it lists other actors of main parts. I don't know if Melanie was only in Liverpool or not, but her name should be here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.3.129.69 (talk) 21:41, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Mrs. Johnstone[edit]

Per IBDB ([1]) and guidetomusicaltheatre ([2]), the character's name is spelt: "Mrs. Johnstone". I am revising the article accordingly.JeanColumbia (talk) 13:29, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

I haven't looked at this article for over 2 years, but it hasn't made much progress. Too bad - it's the third longest-running musical in West End and Broadway history. -- Ssilvers (talk) 18:32, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Assessment[edit]

I've re-assessed this article at "start-class", as it has no critical reception section, no analysis of the text or music, no mention of the German production, etc. -- Ssilvers (talk) 22:56, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Musical?[edit]

Is Blood Brothers a musical? I've always been told it is a play, with music. 82.1.157.16 (talk) 18:57, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

It is in fact a musical. I would like to see the plot summary interwoven with references to the songs which describe the moments as in other pages about musicals.

"20th Anniversary London Poster not true"[edit]

The poster is captioned "20th Anniversary London Poster not true". Is there any good reason for that, or is it vandalism? Marnanel (talk) 04:06, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

New production in South Africa[edit]

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Brothers-Cape-Town/502934599760293 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 137.158.153.203 (talk) 09:19, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Triplets/Twins[edit]

In the original play there is no mention of triplets, they are twins. Iamoctopus (talk) 16:22, 23 October 2015 (UTC)