We revisited the Blues Brothers Xmas Special at the Arts Theatre after having seen it early on in the preview performances. The preview performance was littered with sound issues and minor problems with the flow of the show. This time around, the show was absolutely fantastic! All of the cast are completely comfortable in their roles and the whole thing ran like clockwork.
Joshua Mumby (An Idle World, Oliver!, Hansel and Gretel) , T’Shan Williams (Love Me Tender) and Simon Ray-Harvey (Memphis, Billy Elliot, Flashdance) give standout performances as before. David Krisopher Brown (Phantom of the Opera, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors) has grown into the role of Joilet Jake Blues and excels in the role with a perfect voice for it. Once again a fabulous band as well.
The songs are classic blues with a little festive music thrown into the mix for variety. The standout numbers were ‘Shake Your Tail Feather’, ‘Sweet Home Chicago’, ‘Think’ and ‘Minnie the Moocher’.
We thoroughly enjoyed our return trip to this show and are very sad to see it close on the 10th January.
For more information about the Arts Theatre visit here: http://www.westendtheatreguide.london/west-end-theatres/arts-theatre/