How long does Mrs Lyons give Mrs Johnstone for maternity leave?

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. She reveals to Mrs Johnstone that they are unable to have children and her husband refuses to adopt.

What reason did Mrs Lyons give to fire Mrs Johnston?

After she has taken the child and Mr Lyons has returned home – believing Edward to be his son, she fires Mrs Johnstone as she is scared about her becoming close to the baby.

Who is Mrs Johnstone’s first child?

Mrs. Johnstone has the twins, and names the two children Michael (known as Mickey throughout the play) and Edward in 1963, but then regrets having agreed to give one away (“Easy Terms”). After keeping her deal with Mrs. Lyons, she lies to her other children, saying that the other baby had died and gone to heaven.

What superstition does Mrs Lyons make up to manipulate Mrs Johnstone?

Mrs Lyons makes up a superstition about the twins

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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.

What does Mrs Lyons want 50 from Mr Lyons for?

Lyons tells her husband that she doesn’t want Mrs. … Her husband says that she should do whatever she wants, and he tries to leave for a meeting. Then Mrs. Lyons asks him to give her some money: fifty pounds.

How much money does Mrs Lyons give Mrs Johnstone?

As Mrs Johnstone and Mr and Mrs Lyons are looking at the new baby, Mrs Johnstone wants to pick him up, but Mrs Lyons tells her not to. Having persuaded her husband that they should sack Mrs Johnstone, Mrs Lyons dismisses her, giving her fifty pounds.

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.

How many kids did Mrs Johnstone have before the twins?

Mrs Johnstone starts the play with seven children and is pregnant with her eighth.

How old is Mrs Johnstone at the start of Blood Brothers?

25 years old at the start of the play and has already had seven children. Does agree under extreme pressure to give Mrs Lyons one of her children. Superstitious “shoes on the table” sign of bad luck.

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Is Mrs Johnstone weak willed?

Mrs Johnstone struggles to cope. Her home is poor, and she lives from ‘the catalogue’ – “on the never never”. She finds it hard to say no, and is in constant money trouble. She is weak-willed, superstitious and easily bullied.