First it was the 1987 book, then it was the 1991 film adaptation and now it’s the musical show. It seems we can’t get enough of The Commitments.
After making the jump to the West End stage in 2013 the musical production, created by author Roddy Doyle and director Jamie Lloyd, has enjoyed renewed success, capturing the hearts of the public all over again with an astonishing sell-out run of 1,000 performances at West End’s Palace Theatre.
Due to overwhelming demand it’s now hitting theatres across the UK. You can see it with Caledonian Travel by booking today.
The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a fanatical music lover, who dreams of turning a motley bunch of unruly and anarchic kids from Dublin into the biggest soul band Ireland, and the world, has ever seen.
When two members of a failing local synthesizer band turn to Jimmy in their hour of need, he wastes no time in auditioning wannabes in a bid to turn his dream into reality.
Although they’re a little unpolished at first and need to get to grips with their instruments, everything starts to click into place and ‘The Commitments’ are destined for fame and fortune. After all they’re ‘The hardest working band in the world’.
But when cracks, caused by love affairs, infighting and jealously, start to appear, will ‘The Commitments’ manage to put their differences aside to have a shot at the big time and secure their first record deal?
Full of hilarious quips and a throwback to the 80s, you can’t help but fall in love with this infectious and light-hearted down to earth story.
Featuring 20 of the best soul songs at the heart of its plot, including classics such as ‘Mustang Sally’, ‘Papa was a Rollin’ Stone’, ‘Knock on Wood’, ‘Uptight’ and ‘Think’, The Commitments is a true jukebox musical that has timeless appeal, and is certain to get you singing and dancing.
Don’t miss the chance to see The Commitments, secure you tickets today with Caledonian Travel.