The Commitments at Palace Theatre from 21 Sep 2013
Tickets are now on sale for the stage adaptation of Roddy Doyle's The Commitments, which opens at the Palace Theatre 8 Oct 2013, following previews from 21 Sep - booking to 25 Jan 2014.
The show is adapated by Roddy Doyle himself, directed by Jamie Lloyd , choreography by Ann Yee, designed by Soutra Gilmour, lighting by Jon Clark, sound by Rory Madden.
Songs to be used in the show are to be confirmed. Cast to be confirmed.
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.