Also the way she carried herself became a lot more stooped which was completely different to the way she was before. Towards the end of the show when it showed her descent in to madness, she seemed so worn and tired that her eyes seemed to be pushed open with cocktail sticks, she looked very gaunt and ill, this was a contrast to her beautiful features at the beginning of the show.
The man who played Eddie had a very young, innocent looking face, this helped him very well to portray his role as the 7 year old Eddie, I don’t believe he used his posture and body to as much effect as the woman who played his mother, but I was absorbed by his performance because he really did get into his role and suited it so well, when Eddie began to cry in the scene where he almost kissed Linda it was so upsetting that it almost made me want to cry as well, even though the audience was meant to be concentrating on the partnership of Linda and Mickey.
All in all I would have to say that the woman who played Eddies mother was better than Eddie himself because she seemed to be really into her role and led me to believe that she really was that character. I think that the audience really really enjoyed the show, because Blood Brothers is a very famous musical and many people love it, the turn out was quite hefty and nobody left with a frown on their face.
I think that the best part of the show was when Eddie and Mickey leave the cinema after seeing a pornography film as it is a more light hearted humorous part of the show and it had me laughing when Linda and her friend caught Eddie and Mickey impersonating the porn stars that they had just seen. However something that I did feel needed improvement was the fact that almost every single song that was in the show ended up going into a rendition of a song with ‘you know the devils got your number’ in the lyrics, which I swear if I ever hear that god awful song again I will rip my ears off.