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The Commitments

Roddy Doyle's best-selling novel has made its way to the stage, adapted by the Booker Prize winner himself. 

Wowing audiences at the Palace Theatre, this musical will get you dancing on your seat. With great live performances of the most loved Soul tunes such as Aretha Franklin's "Think", Stevie Wonder's "Uptight" and the classic "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" you'll go home humming away! (click here to listen to the tunes on Spotify!)

The Commitments is set in inner city Dublin and follows local music expert Jimmy Rabbitte's sometimes desperate attempts to get a band together. But not just any band. The best soul band Ireland has ever seen. Dreaming of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, Jimmy cobbles together a pasty-faced bunch of down-and-out Dubliners who, despite the odds, seem to be going somewhere … before they implode.

The Commitments has been two years in the making. Soutra Gilmore's set design captures the disillusionment of 1980s Dublin perfectly and the performances given by the cast are faultless. This is a very witty yet poignant play in which the struggle with the spectre of a bleak future is carried out against a backdrop of incredible soul anthems, such as 'Thin Line Between Love and Hate' and 'Try a Little Tenderness', and in which the joy of making music is made powerfully clear!

Address

Palace Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue London

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.

Duration

2 hours 20 minutes including one interval.

How Does It Work

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If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

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Suitable For Children

The Commitments contains some adult themes and the occasional swear word, making it unsuitable for young children. Children over the age of 12 are welcome to enjoy the show if accompanied by an adult.

When Can I Go

Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm

Saturday: 3pm

Sunday: 2.30pm & 7pm

Where Do I Go

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 5AY

By Tube - Nearest underground station is Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)

By Bus - 29, 24, 176

Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue London

Latest customer reviews

  • Fantastic show

    1 November 2015

    Thoroughly enjoyed the show. it exceeded expectations and totally deserved the stand ing ovation that had us dancing in the aisles . highly recommended

    Shona MacGregor Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Excellent

    1 November 2015

    Singing was fantastic really enjoyed the performance.

    Michelle Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Fabulous

    1 November 2015

    We saw the film years ago and my husband was determined to see the stage version. It did not disappoint. The cast were brilliant and a must see.

    Mags Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • loads of atmosphere

    31 October 2015

    what a show had the place dancing and singing at the end

    william spouge Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • The biggest compliment I can pay Jamie Lloyd’s production is to say that it really has got soul. It’s memorably gritty at times (the swear-word count is exceptionally high) and also proves wonderfully funny and touching. This is much more than a bog-standard compilation musical. The dialogue has a splendid sarky wit and the exhilaration of making music is beautifully caught. There’s a strong sense that for these kids – living in bleak council estates and struggling along in dead end jobs or on the dole – being in a band offers the one real chance of hope and escape.

    The Telegraph

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