Blood Brothers

I was privileged today to see a semi-costumed run through of Blood Brothers, my daughter’s school play, in which she plays the narrator. I’ll miss the actual show dates next week as I’m in Frankfurt and Luxembourg, but more of that anon.

Jem singing the Madman song from Blood Brothers

Jem singing the Madman song from Blood Brothers

Boy does she make a great narrator! We’d had some discussion about the difficulty of bringing to life this role, who’s almost a Machiavellian devil character, so no background history or life story to use in playing the part. But I felt she got the right controlling stance and supercilious look.

It’s very heartening to see this great group of young women giving up their Saturdays for something like this – I do honestly feel our teenagers are much maligned in the Press. Well done to everyone who’d been involved in this production, and break a leg – I know there won’t be a dry eye in the house!

2 Responses

  1. What a shame you’ll miss the actual shows. Business trip?

    Whenever I read something you’ve written about your kids and distincly hear the “proud mum” tone I am so happy about how lucky you all are. Warms the heart, it does…

  2. Thanks for this. It’s inspiring to see that people still believe in the power of stage production.

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