New production images have been released for the UK Tour of Roddy Doyle’s critically acclaimed smash hit musical The Commitments.
Last month the production had is Irish Premiere in Dublin, where Roddy Doyle’s story of The Commitments was born, and is now touring across the UK, currently booking until 13th May 2017. Tour dates and links listed below.
The UK tour of The Commitments stars Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy as Jimmy’s Da, Brian Gilligan as Deco, Andrew Linnie as Jimmy Rabbitte and Amy Penston, Leah Pentson and Christina Tedders as The Commitmentettes, they perform alongside Peter Mooney (Derek), Padraig Dooney (Dean), Sam Fordham (Mickah) and John Currivan (Billy), Rhys Whitfield (James), Alex McMorran (Joey), and Christian James (Outspan).
The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, 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.
The show has been adapted for the stage by Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, from his original novel. Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, The Commitments is packed with more than 20 classic soul songs performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and more!
The Commitments Tour Dates – Book Tickets via the links
14 – 19 November Stoke Regent Theatre
21 – 26 November Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
28 Nov – 3 December Norwich Theatre Royal
5 – 10 December Leeds Grand Theatre
12 – 30 December Glasgow Theatre Royal
9 – 14 January Oxford New Theatre
16 – 21 January Liverpool Empire
23 – 28 January Belfast Opera House
31 Jan – 4 February Southampton Mayflower
6 – 11 February Newcastle Theatre Royal
13 – 18 February York Grand Opera House
20 – 25 February Bristol Hippodrome
27 Feb – 5 March Edinburgh Playhouse
7 – 11 March Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
13 – 18 March Birmingham Alexandra Theatre
20 – 25 March Canterbury Marlow Theatre
27 March – 8 April Manchester Palace Theatre
10 – 15 April Cardiff Millennium
17 – 22 April Woking New Victoria Theatre
24 – 29 April Plymouth Theatre Royal
1 – 6 May Southend Cliffs Pavilion
8 – 13 May Bradford Alhambra Theatre