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- Trip date :Wednesday 29th of January @ 1:08 pm
- Cost :£55.00
- Tickets remaining : Sold out, call us to enquire about cancellations
- Travel via : Route 1, Route 2
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The Commitments, Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, is now live on stage for the very first time.
Be the first to experience this show as it makes its World Premiere at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End this September.
The show, which has been more than two years in the making, has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author Doyle himself and is directed by award winning Jamie Lloyd (the man behind the recent production of Macbeth starring James McAvoy).
The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. The show follows the journey of two members of a frustrated synthesizer band – the opening scene we find them playing but being ignored in a shop window – who turn to Jimmy, the local music expert, for help.
Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalising the new line up who he names The Commitments. The humour kicks in as the band get to know each other and their instruments, and proceed through early rehearsals for their first gig. Just as they improve and begin to get a name for themselves they combust. The backing singers are all getting off with the middle aged horn legend, the singer has entered Eurovision and the saxophone player has dangerous leaning towards a jazz career.
Featuring soul classics Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, and many more
‘THE MUSICAL WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
A SWEET-SOUL, SOLID-GOLD, FIVE-STAR BLAST – SO GOOD I ALMOST WEPT.’
The Sunday Times
‘THIS HUGELY ENJOYABLE SHOW TOUCHES THE SUBLIME. Wonderfully funny’
‘Unstoppable fun. A big-hearted, big-night out’
‘A fabulous fun night out featuring great songs and new star Killian Donnelly’
Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
‘A RIP-ROARING CONCERT…
Gets the audience up on its feet’
‘KILLIAN DONNELLY as Deco is PHENOMENAL’
Coach Times and pick up times
We run Coaches and a Minibus that meet en-route.
15.20 – Birchington Square, Canterbury bound Bus stop
15.35 – Herne Bay – William Street Coach park
15.45 – Chestfield – Opposite Sainsbury fuel station
15.55 – Whitstable – Longreach Roundabout (Canterbury bus stop)
16.00 – YMS Canterbury – Main Coach
16.15 – Faversham – A2 Macknade bus stop opposite Shell Garage
16.35 – Medway – Motorway Services
16.45 – Chatham – Lord Lees Bus Stop