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The Black Blues Brothers 5***** - One4Review

The Black Blues Brothers 5*****

| On 05, Aug 2019

Five Kenyan circus artists bring energy and charisma in abundance to their adaptation of the hit film Blues Brothers.
The stage is set up like a 1920’s American cocktail bar. There is an old fashioned radio on the counter, table and chairs in the middle of the stage and an Art Deco mirror in the corner. All of these are cleverly brought in as props during their performance.
It starts with some of the guys sweeping the floor and the bar man setting up the drinks. They put the radio on and tune into various channels until they hit upon the soundtrack from the Blues Brothers. The guys immediately swing into action, performing jaw dropping acrobatics in time to the music.
As well as their amazing circus tricks, they also bring a lot of humour to their performance. There was classic slapstick comedy as one guy was very reluctant to get undressed during the “Take Your Hat Off” routine.
They built great rapport with the audience, inviting one lucky lady to sit on stage as they try to win her affection with their brilliantly performed acrobatic tricks. Children are also brought on stage to be included in their limbo dance routine.
The show flowed extremely well from start to finish. These guys made each trick look so effortless that you could almost forget the amount of strength, skill and trust required to pull it off.
There was a well deserved standing ovation at the end of the performance. Highly recommend this brilliant family show.
Reviewed by Lynn
Assembly Rooms
George Street
16:30 (1 hour)
From 1st to 25th


  1. cptspaulding

    It’s a fun show with acrobatic tumblers, but I can’t agree with classic slapstick comedy. To me the sporadic “comedy” felt contrived & rather made me cringe.

    I wouldn’t give it any more than 3/5.

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