Doing time with Jake and Elwood

JAKE and Elwood are back. Complete with their trademark pork pie hats and dark sunglasses, the now legendary Brothers return to the Capital on Saturday, with a brand-new mission.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 11:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 12:37 pm
Blues Brothers
Blues Brothers

Armed with a new stage set, new moves, and freshly laundered jail suits, Jake and Elwood come to the Playhouse, with their nine-piece live band.

The Chicago Blues Brothers show is packed with more than two hours of the very best blues, Motown and soul music, along with some side-splitting comedy.

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 comedy show Saturday Night Live.

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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.

Where they led others have followed. As well as featuring hits from both Blues Brothers movies, including Everybody Needs Somebody, Raw Hide, Gimme Some Lovin’, and Sweet Home Chicago, the show also includes unforgettable classics from greats such as James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Reading, Cab ‘Minnie the Moocher’ Calloway and many more.

The Chicago Blues Brothers, Playhouse, Greenside Place, Saturday, 7.30pm, £25.90-£27.40, 0844-871 3014