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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: The Black Blues Brothers | Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

"Jaw-dropping stunts and displays of pure agility, strength and teamwork impress the audience to whoop and cheer."

Edinburgh Fringe welcomes an hour of fanciful fusion of acrobatics and comedy, The Black Blues Brothers.

The cast of 5, donning the infamous suits and shades from the movie The Blues Brothers, perform breathtaking jumps, flips, somersaults, and human pyramids to the soundtrack of the 1950s.

Jaw-dropping stunts and displays of pure agility, strength and teamwork impress the audience to whoop and cheer.

The Black Blues Brothers is more than a tribute to the cult classic, but a show that is packed with endless energy and an acrobatic celebration to the rhythm of music.




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