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Brothers is a story about Luke, who is simultaneously struggling with his sexuality and the recent death of his younger brother. By reading and writing in his brother’s diary Luke comes to terms with himself. How can you be true to yourself if you don’t know yourself?

Brothers is an adaptation of the popular Dutch youth novel Gebr. by Ted van Lieshout. Gebr. has been translated into 12 languages and won multiple prizes. It has recently been reprinted to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The English translation of the book can be bought here.

Brothers is currently in third draft and has been developed in both London and Los Angeles. On 16 October 2017 Brothers had its first industry showcase, directed by Richard Israel. The Above the Stag Theatre hosted a staged reading of Brotherson 21 February 2018.


  • Running time: 90 minutes
  • Cast size: 4-6 pax (1 male, playing age 17; 1 male, playing age 15; 1 female, playing age 45; 1 male (doubling up for 6 parts, or split between two actors), playing age 18-35)
  • Band size: 2 – 4 pax (piano, guitar, bass, drums)

Brothers is now available for licensing through Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Brothers Book Cover