The Award Winning Chicago Blues Brothers were having a HUGE Christmas party at St Georges Hall Bradford West Yorkshire and we went to see them.
The show, was to feature a festive feast of Christmas, Blues, Soul and Motown Classics performed in a show stopping style that only the Chicago Blues Brothers could deliver.
Well it is a party, so you do need to dress up to get into the spirit of the event. For the brothers' look, you need John Lee Hooker's trademark Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and soul patch. I did have a Jazz dot originally when we departed for the event but I removed it before we got there.
We arrived early at St Georges hall Bradford so that we could have a few festive drinks before the performance.
The historic Bradford city centre entertainment venue, St George’s Hall has recently undergone an £8.5 million refurbishment and as part of the renovation work the front of house areas at St George’s Hall have been refurbished to complement the ambience of this historic venue.
There is an extensive range of soft and alcoholic drinks, teas and coffees available to enjoy in the new stylish cafe / Bar area before the show.
While enjoying our festive drinks we were people watching as other theatre goers arrived at the venue. Quite a few were dressed as Blues Brothers or in Christmas jumpers. A big proportion were dressed smart casual and a small proportion dressed like waynetta slob or Robbie Savage.
Having had just enough drink that would allow us to watch the first half of the performance without having to go to the loo we decided to take to our seats.
Having left booking until quite late we were relegated to the first floor seating area.
After the refurbishment to the theatre a few changes were made in the auditorium. New seats and a new layout for the stalls, and the upper seating has been refurbished and adjusted to drop the number of restricted view seats. The average legroom is now 45cm.
We eagerly waited for what was to be a tinsel-tastic party show, featuring a festive feast of Christmas classics performed in the show stopping style and we weren't dissappointed.
The Blues Brothers delivered an infectious, dazzling, riotous, exuberant and spirited songs – the legacy of Jake and Elwood has been jump-started for a new generation with an energy that’s impossible to resist.
Songs included Shake a Tail Feather, Gimme Some Lovin and Jailhouse Rock not to mention some of the best-loved Christmas songs of all time from Fairytale of New York to Jingle Bell Rock.”