Tuesday, April 23

New The Commitments musical opening at Palace Theatre in September

Roddy Doyle's Booker prize winning novel The Commitments has its world premiere at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End this September with previews starting on 21st September before opening on 8th October 2013. It is booking until 26th January 2014.

The show has been more than two years in the making and  has been adapted from the novel by Doyle himself and will be directed by award winning Jamie Lloyd.

It tells the story of working class lad Jimmy Rabbitte who pulls together an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends to become the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.

Jimmy puts an ad in the newspaper and auditions a number of wannabes before forming  The Commitments. The musical takes you through the early stages of the band getting to know each other and their instruments, through early rehearsals to their first gig.

But just as they begin to get a name for themselves the backing singers are all getting off with the middle aged horn legend, the singer has entered Eurovision and the saxophone player starts  leaning towards a jazz career.

Buy tickets for The Commitments
(preview tickets are currently on sale at half price)

3 comments:

SylviaR said...

Any sign of casting yet?

Theatre Spy said...

Roddy Doyle and David Grindrod were auditioning in Dublin a few weeks ago so casting news to follow shortly

Theatre Spy said...

Apparently three quarters of The Commitments cast are Irish, most under 21, many West End debuts.

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