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February 21, 2011 | By More

Win a party pack for The Blues Brothers Party at the Festival Theatre

Our favourite Head of Sales and Marketing

By Thom Dibdin

We hate all Nazis here at the Annals of Edinburgh Stage. A vile and despicable political adherence. And thanks to John Landis’ brilliant Blues Brothers movie we have a special place of opprobrium reserved for Illinois Nazis. Besides which, we love dressing up – so the news that a Blues Brothers tribute act is winding up at the Festival Theatre all week gets the old entertainment juices going like crazy.

It appears that the marketing peeps at the Festival Theatre are getting into the swing of it all too. And our favourite Head of Sales and Marketing is putting himself on the front line. Or at least the front of the theatre’s facebook page, so here he is in all his porkpie hat splendour.

More to the point, we are most happy to subscribe to a wee competition the theatre has going, to win a Blues Brothers Party Pack. Including porkpie hats and shades not entirely dissimilar to the ones being modelled by the svelte Mr Williams.

The Blues Brothers Party with the Magnificent Seven Blues Band and their famous backing singers the Sensational Sisters of Soul puts Jake and Elwood back in the driving seat, playing the classic Rhythm and Blues hits made famous by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. They will, and we have the publicity material to thank for this description, “belt out hit after hit – from tender ballads to rip-roaring party pieces”.

Being belted in this “high-energy, feel-good show with live music at its bluesy best” are the likes of Soul Man, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Try a Little Tenderness, Gimme Some Lovin’, and Jailhouse Rock. And many more. Respect.

Cutting to the chase: The Blues Brothers Party plays at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday (22-26 Feb). And the competition page is here – the competition is open until noon on Tuesday.

Blues Brothers Party packBLUES BROTHERS PARTY PACK INCLUDES:

THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS DVD

Starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

With Special Features including: making of featurette/ Production notes/ Cast and filmmakers’ biographies

THE DEFINITIVE BLUES BROTHERS COLLECTION CD

(2CD) Tracks include: Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Gimme Some Lovin’, Soul Man, Shake a Tail Feather and Jailhouse Rock

BLUES BROTHERS PARTY FANCY DRESS

2 Sets of porkpie hats and shades to dress up in and recreate your own Blues Brothers moments at home.

Hit it!

ENDS

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