After a smash-hit 2010 UK tour, the legendary West End smash hit Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers is back by popular demand across the country in 2011. Visiting the Millennium Forum from Tuesday, 3rd to Saturday, 7th May for the very first time, this ‘all-new’ production presents all of the classic moments from the original hit West End show and more, including a brand new set, new twists, new moves, new songs - and freshly laundered suits!
With backing from the inimitable three ‘Bluettes’ and one of Europe’s finest seven piece bands, Jake and Elwood Blues will once again be donning their iconic hats, sunglasses and suits to bring to life a host of the duo’s most memorable hits, including Shake A Tail Feather, Think, Respect, Gimme Some Loving, and the toe-tapping classic Everybody Needs Somebody To Love! This brand new reworking of the celebrated show is directed by Brad Henshaw; an established name on the international music stage who will also star in the show as Jake - one half of the Brothers Blue!
Following its humble premiere in a small seaside pub in Brighton in 1991, the show fast became a runaway success. It was swiftly snapped up by theatre producer David Pugh and film director David Leyland, who opened the show in the West End just six months later. It won a BAFTA for Best New Musical, and the run was extended from six to an unprecedented forty six weeks; playing to over 150,000 people. And now, years later, The Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers is once again back touring by popular demand!
Dust off your pork pie hat, dig out your shades, don those dancing shoes and prepare to party like never before! Join the Blues Brothers for a night of the best music, moves, thrills and spills you’re likely to see this side of Chicago! Touring for a limited season only, these boys don’t hang around – so catch them while you can!
The all new Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers will perform at the Millennium Forum from Tuesday, 3rd to Saturday, 7th May. Tickets are now available from the Box Office. Telephone 71 264455 or visit www.millenniumforum.co.uk for bookings.