Blues brothers back - win tickets

PUBLISHED: 09:37 19 May 2011

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

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AFTER the stunning 2010 UK tour, the legendary West End smash hit The All New Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers is back by popular demand.

Visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from June 7-11, this all-new production presents the classic moments from the original hit West End show and more.

It will include 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.

There it won a BAFTA for Best New Musical, and the run was extended from six to an unprecedented forty six weeks, playing to more than 150,000 people.

Years later, The Original Tribute to The Blues Brothers is once again back touring the UK by popular demand

Dust off your pork pie hat, dig out your shades and 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 are likely to see this side of Chicago.

Tickets, priced £13-27.50, are available via www.bristolhippodrome.org.uk

In which town was the pub where the show first premiered?

The Mercury has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer four lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show at 7.30pm on June 9.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question:

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: Blues Brothers competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 9am on May 26. Alternatively, click on the link at the top of the page to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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