It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
The extension was announced by producer Phil McIntyre, who said: “We’re extremely happy to announce that The Commitments has extended its current booking period for the second time to September 2015. The response from audiences has been quite incredible and we are thrilled the show will continue its residency at The Palace Theatre.”
The musical, which has been adapted for the stage by Roddy Doyle and is directed by Jamie Lloyd, originally opened at the Palace Theatre on 8 October 2013 following previews from 21 September.
It is choreographed by Ann Yee, designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Rory Madden. The cast includes Denis Grindel (Jimmy Rabbitte), Brian Gilligan (Deco), Sarah O’Connor (Imelda), Natalie Hope (Natalie), Jessica Cervi (Bernie), Anthony Hunt (Joey ‘The Lips’), Mark Dugdale (Derek), John Currivan (Billy), Andrew Linnie (Dean), Sam Fordham (Mickah), John McClarnon (Outspan), Barnaby Southgate (James).
Synopsis: "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."
A score of songs from the film, including: 'Think' by Aretha Franklin, '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction' by The Rolling Stones, 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' by The Temptations, and 'Try A Little Tenderness' by Otis Redding are featured in the show.