The Black Blues Brothers

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (acrobatics, comedy)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Music Hall
  • 16:30
  • Aug 21-25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 0+
  • Country: Italy
  • Group: Circo e Dintorni
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 0 and above (0+)(Audience Participation)
  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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The circus show that everyone is talking about! Joining the energy of Africa with a rhythm and blues sound, five unleashed acrobats perform their comedy tribute to cult movie, The Blues Brothers. In an elegant American bar, the chairs, tables and surroundings become props for new feats of acrobatic daring. Showcasing a vast range of skills and disciplines, watch in awe as the Black Blues Brothers amaze with hilarious dance challenges, fire and somersault routines, human pyramids and much more. An astonishing performance for all the family!

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General venue access

  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is lift access into the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 23 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Lucy D 1 day ago

An uncomfortable show fraught with issues, and amateurish acrobats in a show with next to no narrative. Theres a scene where one of the five is essentially robbed (with comedy items being taken from his pockets) and left looking worried in a tattered shirt, then bound with rope and dragged off stage. There's consistent threat of violence with another of the five threatening to punch another performer for not abiding by some poorly indicated rule. The acrobats constantly seek applause for mediocre tricks and there's no working up to a big finale - it just falls flat. See one of the many more competent and less troubling circus shows at the Fringe.

Mary Gilbert 1 day ago

We saw this last night. Very impressed by the athleticism of the acrobats and the cool music and setting. Well worth seeing although for me the dramatic narrative was weak and in some places irritating. A good spectacle with some humour.

Maurice McKeown 2 days ago

I loved the show. Great entertainment. Fit guys in every way.
Highly recommended. 5 star show.

Joanna Reid 3 days ago

If you’re feeling in need of a lift go see these guys for an hour of pure fun, good music and clever acrobatics. Despite being a bit amateurish you can’t help applauding and being wowed at their outrageous antics. Definitely worth a watch.

Barbara Grant 3 days ago

Big mistake here. Note to self - read the blurb!!! This is def not blues brothers or anything fo with it. Talented acrobats who were goof at what they did but constantly looked for applause. All very long winded and boring - 20 mins of acrobatics stretched out over an hour. If you like the Blues Brothers, give it a miss

David Copley 5 days ago

A very good show, definitely to be recommended. Quite amazing acrobatics linked to music from The Blues Brothers and other genres. Yes the section based around the broken radio was a bit slower, but hey, even these ripped guys needed to take a bit of a breather before the spectacular finale!

Beth Philpott 6 days ago

We love acrobatics and we had so much fun at the show. These performers are immensely talented.

Samantha Cedermark 8 days ago

High energy acrobatic entertainment. Really enjoyed this show. You come out feeling energised. Well worth a watch.

Sue Pollard 9 days ago

One of the best shows I have ever seen at the festival.
Amazing performance by a bunch of dynamic and laughter included along the way.
Thank you for an absolutely amazing show x

Elaine 10 days ago

A nice show with talented acrobats, who are smiley and charming. The content was a little slow however, with too many breaks in the action. It would have more impactful and high-energy if it had lasted 30-40 minutes rather than an hour. It might also have even more impactful in a smaller venue, where you could see the performers up close. Overall, the production could have been much stronger but the performers were charming and talented.

Pauline 11 days ago

Great fun and high energy with fab use of music

Cherry Schneider 15 days ago

An excellent show by a very talented group of people, whose performance was faultless and breathtaking.

bob wells 15 days ago

a tumbling troupe performing acts if strength and balancing to a blues brothers soundtrack. Professionally done but the show dragged a bit and was padded out with a hokey routine about a malfunctioning radio. We went to the opening Saturday show which was being filmed and consequently the crowd was seeded with PR people who encouraged an OTT reaction.
6/10 for me although the others gave it a 7.

Kathleen Noonan 15 days ago

WOW!!! What a brilliant entertaining show for all the family. Full of energy, fun, risky acrobatics and all to the back drop of great music. And if you think men can't skip - think again!!
Loved it!

Corinne 18 days ago

This show was fantastic. Brilliant music, incredible acrobatics, fast paced - pure genius! The hour passed by so quickly - I will never think about skipping rope the same way again! :)

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) about 21 hours ago

Discovered in Nairobi by an Italian circus impresario, the performers in The Black Blues Brothers have gone from a small community project to performing in 200 cities around the world in just five years....

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The List (4/5 stars) 9 days ago

Terrific five-man team claim the spotlight in this big, breezy and cheesy entertainment...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 13 days ago

An acrobatic tribute to the 1980 musical comedy classic, The Black Blues Brothers is easy, sometimes cheesy, watching but packed with powerful tricks. Our five performers are dressed in the requisite trilbies and shades, but this homage is musical rather than plot-based. Huge tunes—'Soul Man', 'Shake a Tail Feather'—from the...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 13 days ago

It’s a sell-out audience in the huge space at Assembly Rooms. The stage is set as an old-time American speakeasy and the majority of the cast potter around, dusting and cleaning glasses. There’s some silent character work that is somewhat lost on the large stage. It’s an unfortunately flat opening...

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 16 days ago

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 … Read More ...

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