By Mark Shenton
19 Mar 2014
In a statement, producer Phil McIntyre commented, "The show has really found its feet in the Palace Theatre and the response from audiences has been quite incredible."
Adapted for the stage by Booker Prize-winning Roddy Doyle, from his original novel, it is directed by Jamie Lloyd. The show features classic soul songs including "Think" by Aretha Franklin, "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones, "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" by The Temptations, "Knock on Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "In The Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett," Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding and "Mustang Sally."
The show tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte (played by Killian Donnelly), a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. The show follows the journey of two members of a frustrated synthesiser band – the opening scene has them playing but 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.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 874 0790 or visit www.thecommitmentslondon.com.