An acrobatic spoof of the movie The Blues Brothers, with plenty of flips and stunts weaved in alongside some clowning.
There’s certainly no lack of talent
The show is high energy with even higher acrobatic stunts. The brothers encourage clapping from the audience throughout but the crowd seem a little reluctant - perhaps it is too early in the afternoon; or maybe the act has become overdone.
The stunts are impressive though – at one point, one man has three other men on top of his shoulders – but other stunts such as flipping and tumbling don't seem to leave the crowd too impressed. But there’s certainly no lack of talent. These men can do unbelievable things with their athleticism and strength.
The show is billed as child-friendly, but about a quarter of the way into the show, the brothers strip down to their boxers. It's a comical gag, but I am unsure if it is really appropriate for kids.
Generally the show is accomplished and does have some humourous points, though I didn’t laugh out loud at any point. I think as a group of acrobats they are very strong but having seen the competition in acrobatic and circus shows, I wouldn’t put the The Black Blues Brothers on the top of my list.
But that said, The Black Blues Brothers appears to be a Fringe classic; you see flyers for the show almost every year, so they must be doing something right.