The Commitments is a musical based on the novel by Roddy Doyle, which is set to put a smile on the face of anyone that heads to the Palace Theatre in the autumn of 2013. Set in Ireland, it follows a group of men as they attempt to fulfil their musical dreams. It also boasts an impressive creative team to ensure plenty of attention from those that wish to pick up theatre tickets. Jamie Lloyd, the man behind 2013’s Macbeth with James McAvoy, is directing whilst choreography is being handled by Ann Yee, who handled Lloyd’s The Duchess Of Malfi at the Old Vic.
The stage show introduces us to the character of Jimmy Rabbte, who is the man introduced to help friends Derek Scully and ‘Outspan’ Foster make it as a band. Rabbite needs to shape them into something that can attract success as neither Scully nor Foster know enough about music to do it on their own. He is the one that comes up with the name The Commitments and through other changes, including the introduction of their soul sound, we witness as they reach unexpected heights.
Lloyd, directing, is more than capable of bringing this adaptation of Doyle’s novel – the first in his Barrytown Trilogy – to the Palace Theatre. In addition to the mentioned productions of Macbeth and The Duchess Of Malfi, he has also directed The Hothouse with John Simm, Three Days Of Rain at the Apollo Theatre and was the Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse.
Audiences can witness the anticipated musical The Commitments at the Palace Theatre when it begins performances from September 2013.
Booking From: Saturday, 31st October 2015
Booking Until: Sunday, 1st November 2015
Important Info: Please note that the front row of the Grand Circle have restricted leg room
109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue