It takes something special to get a Sheffield crowd on their feet. Especially one as decrepit as the one that filled the Lyceum on Tuesday night.
But the all new Original Blues Brothers Tribute managed to do it - and how.
They achieved the impossible by launching a full-scale energetic onslaught on the greying shambling hordes, who in the end could maintain their stuffy, arms-folded indifference no longer.
Cajoled to their feet with some rousing participation numbers, the crowd finally cast aside their zimmer frames and walking sticks and were boogying in the aisles to the likes of Sweet Home Chicago, Land Of 1000 Dances, Jailhouse Rock and Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.
This tribute show packs a great punch in two sizzling acts, crammed with the classic blues and soul numbers from the movie, plus many other classics that the original Jake and Elwood - Dan Aykroyd and the late great John Belushi - performed live themselves.
Twin leads Brad Henshaw and Daniel Fletcher are exceptional as the dynamic duo, kitted out in their trademark suits, hats and sunglasses, and perfectly delivering all the moves, dance gymnastics and nuances.
Backed by the brash and confident Blues Brothers band, and the sassy trio of ‘Bluettes’, they deliver a rousing pick-me-up tonic to lift the most miserable of spirits... even a Sheffield theatre-goer on a Tuesday night.
By George Robinson
Star rating HHHHH