teddy boy y' dancin'. mrs johnstone he said my eyes were deep blue pools my skin as soft as snow. This makes it very difficult for her to care for her children and is ultimately the reason that she gives Edward away to Mrs Lyons. What is different in the way they show This is from a series of posters I made for revision of the characters in Blood Brothers. mrs johnstone once i had a husband you know the sort of chap, i met him at a dance and how he came on with the chat. Mrs. Lyons says this because Eddie (her adopted son) has been playing with Mickey (Mrs. Johnstone son) at the johnstone home. At the start of the play the audience are told that she is only twenty … Like Mrs. Johnstone, Mrs. Lyons is haunted by the original act of a mother giving up her child, but in Mrs. Lyons’ case, this guilt turns into suspicion and paranoia. He furthers his point by making Mrs. Johnstone’s troubles not only visible in her surroundings, but also through her appearance, stating that she looks ‘forty-two’. Mrs Johnstone Blood Brothers begins and ends with Mrs Johnstone. Important symbolically as this is the point of no return in giving a baby away. "Mrs Lyons shows the Bible to Mrs Johnstone" Religious imagery and stage directions - showing how once a pact has been made and sworn on the bible you can't change your mind. ... their appearance. At the start of the play, she describes how difficult her life has been. The irony of this statement is that Mickey and Eddie are the same and they always will be. It means, Mrs. Johnstone, that these brothers shall grow up, unaware of the other’s existence. 3. Mrs Johnstone Appearance: Key events in the play that link to Mrs Johnstone: Important quotes which tell us about Mrs Johnstone and her character: What other people think of Mrs Johstone: Important themes that Mrs Johnstone links to: Mrs Lyons Appearance: I have uploaded it as a Powerpoint, a JPEG and a PDF so that you can download the format you'd prefer. Their mother Mrs Johnstone was pushed into letting Mrs Lyons adopt Eddie. You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs. Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them. BLOOD BROTHERS: NOTES FOR REVISION ... We see that Mrs Johnstone has a better understanding and acceptance of the fact that young boys will be sexually curious and she does not try to suppress their curiosity. Blood Brothers is a musical with book, lyrics, and music by Willy Russell.The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth, one subsequently being raised in a wealthy family, the other in a poor family. The opposite of Mrs. Johnstone —whom she employs as a cleaning lady when the play begins—the infertile and snobbish Mrs. Lyons adopts Edward as her own child, and raises him as a wealthy, upper-class boy. Once a beautiful young woman, she sings about how she was duped by a smooth-talking man, who told her she was “like Marilyn Monroe”. i think you're a bleedin' cracker. They each display quotes that would be useful to revise for the GCSE exam. Sacrifice any youthful enjoyment for the life she has. Poor & trapped by poverty. Mrs Johnstone is a warm and caring mother, despite the struggles she faces supporting her eight children alone. teddy boy lovely. Mickey and Eddie are actually twins. At the start of the play, she describes how difficult her life has been. They shall be raised apart and never, ever told what was once the truth. Mrs. In this essay, I am going to explain how the character 'Mrs Johnstone' is portrayed in the play 'Blood Brothers'. Mrs Johnstone Appearance: Key events in the play that link to Mrs Johnstone: Important quotes which tell us about Mrs Johnstone and her character: What other people think of Mrs Johstone: Important themes that Mrs Johnstone links to: Mrs Lyons Appearance: Superstition: 'If either twin finds out that he was once a pair they will both immediately die' Mrs Lyons to Mrs Johnstone. How is the character 'Mrs Johnstone' portrayed in the play 'Blood Brothers'? This one is of Mrs Johnstone. Whilst Russel was working at a comprehensive school, he saw that everyone is born equal, and it … Both Eddie and Mickey fancy Linda. Mrs Johnstone is a warm and caring mother, despite the struggles she faces supporting her eight children alone.