Which twin is Mrs Lyons?
Edward ‘Eddie’ Lyons, Mickey’s twin brother who was given away by Mrs Johnstone, and brought up by Mrs Lyons; he becomes blood brothers with Mickey (his actual brother).
What superstition does Mrs Lyons make up in blood brothers?
Mrs Lyons makes up a superstition about the twins
Mrs Lyons uses her knowledge that Mrs Johnstone is superstitious to ensure that she does not tell anyone about giving away one of the twins.
Can Mrs Lyons have children?
In the 1950s and 1960s, it was still common for the husband to work while his wife stayed at home to look after the house and children. Mrs Lyons doesn’t work, but she has a cleaner, and no children. At first, we feel sorry for her, because she can’t have children and her husband is distant and unsupportive.
What is the relationship between Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons?
Mrs Lyons is a very lonely woman, who is the opposite of her employee Mrs Johnstone. At the start of the play, she is alone in her large home as her husband often works away on business – and is away for nine months at this point.
Who was in Blood Brothers?
The main characters in Blood Brothers are the twins Mickey Johnstone and Edward Lyons, and their mothers Mrs Johnstone and Mrs Lyons. Mickey and Edward’s friend Linda, who becomes Mickey’s wife, is also an important character.
Who is Mickey Blood Brothers?
Mickey is the twin brother who is brought up by his biological mother with his seven older siblings. We first meet him when he is seven years old and he is friendly and excitable. He looks up to his brother Sammy, and is jealous of the freedom that he has.
What are the differences between Mickey and Edward in Blood Brothers?
Mickey is outgoing when he meets Edward and immediately accepts him as a close friend, despite their differences. When he meets Edward, his lack of education and his use of swear words and slang are emphasised by the contrast with his blood brother , who is well educated and does not know any swear words.
Who is to blame for Mickey and Eddie’s death?
Mrs Johnstone is to blame for Mickey’s misfortunes in life and can therefore be held responsible for this death.
Why does Mickey help his criminal brother Sammy carry out the robbery?
Analysis. Sammy is able to persuade Mickey to get involved with this violent act because he has such little power over his life after losing his job. It is this event which leads to him going to prison and becoming depressed and then growing apart from Linda, which causes her to find comfort with Edward.