About The Commitments
Featuring soul classics Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally and many more – The Commitments is now live on stage for the very first time at The Palace Theatre.
The Commitments, which has taken more than two years to create and was adapted by the Booker prize winner Roddy Doyle himself. The Commitments is directed by Jamie Lloyd whose Trafalgar Transformed season is taking the West End by storm!
The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. The show follows the journey of two members of a frustrated synthesizer band – the opening scene we find them playing but being ignored in a shop window - who turn to Jimmy, the local music expert, for help.
Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalising the new line up who he names The Commitments. The humour kicks in as the band get to know each other and their instruments, and proceed through early rehearsals for their first gig. Just as they improve and begin to get a name for themselves they combust. The backing singers are all getting off with the middle aged horn legend, the singer has entered Eurovision and the saxophone player has dangerous leaning towards a jazz career.
★★★★★‘THE MUSICAL WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. A SWEET-SOUL, SOLID-GOLD, FIVE-STAR BLAST – SO GOOD I ALMOST WEPT’ Sunday Times
★★★★ ‘THIS HUGELY ENJOYABLE SHOW TOUCHES THE SUBLIME. WONDERFULLY FUNNY’ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘UNSTOPPABLE FUN.A BIG-HEARTED, BIG-NIGHT OUT’ The Times
‘A RIP-ROARING CONCERT… GETS THE AUDIENCE UP ON ITS FEET’ Evening Standard
‘KILLIAN DONNELLY AS DECO IS PHENOMENAL’The Independent
The cast of The Commitments includes Denis Grindel as Band Manager Jimmy Rabbitte, Killian Donnelly as lead singer Deco, with Sarah O’Connor, Stephanie McKeon and Jessica Cervi as The Commitmentettes, Dublin’s answer to The Supremes and Ben Fox as Joey ‘The Lips’ Fagan.
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