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The Commitments


 Mon 11 January 2021 7.30PM – Click To Purchase 

Tue 12 January 2021 7.30PM – Click To Purchase 

Wed 13 January 2021 2.30PM – Click To Purchase 

Wed 13 January 2021 7.30PM – Click To Purchase 

Thu 14 January 2021 7.30PM – Click To Purchase 

Fri 15 January 2021 7.30PM – Click To Purchase 

Sat 16 January 2021 2.30PM – Click To Purchase 

Sat 16 January 2021 7.30PM – Click To Purchase 

Over 30 years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, the world’s hardest working and most explosive soul band are set to return to embark on a brand new tour.

The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working-class music fan, who transforms an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians into an amazing live act, which becomes the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalsing the members of his new band, which he names ‘The Commitments’.

Humour kicks in as the band get to know each other and their instruments, grappling with inter-group differences as they muddle their way through early rehearsals for the band’s first gig. Just as they improve and begin to get a name for themselves, they combust. The backing singers are more interested in the middle-aged horn playing legend, the singer has entered Eurovision, the drummer has walked out mid-gig and the saxophone player has dangerous leanings towards a jazz career.

Featuring an electric playlist, The Commitments showcases more than 20 soul classics 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 many more!

Mon
11
Jan 21
to
Sat
16
Jan 21
Venue: Derngate
Duration: TBC

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