Preview: The Chicago Blues Brothers

Chicago Blues Brothers. Pic: Comp

Chicago Blues Brothers. Pic: Comp

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FOLLOWING their massively successful international Sweet Home Chicago tour, The Chicago Blues Brothers return to the Capital and to The Playhouse, with a brand-new, action-packed show.

It was all the way back in 1978 that John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd (aka Joliet Jake Blues and Elwood J Blues) first unleashed the might that was to become The Blues Brothers on the NBC show Saturday Night Live in the United States of America.

Did Belushi and Aykroyd realise they would initiate an abundance of folk wearing pork pie hats and dark glasses, all professing to be on a mission from God?

Possibly... however, what they did become were the ultimate ambassadors of the music they loved.

Somewhat mirroring the films, 30 years of rock solid rhythm and blues have been the foundation of this theatre production.

Complete with an elaborate stage set and a seven-piece live band, The Chicago Blues Brothers celebrates more than 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon and is packed with in excess of two hours of the very best blues, Motown and soul music.

As well as featuring hits from both of The Blues Brothers movies, including Everybody Needs Somebody, Raw Hide, Gimme Some Lovin’, and Sweet Home Chicago, the show also includes unforgettable classics from James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Reading and many more.

The Chicago Blues Brothers, The Playhouse, Greenside Place, Saturday, 7.30pm, £25.90-£26.90, 0844-871 3014