There’s been a definite trend of late towards reviving classic films for the stage, usually in Musical Theatre form. We’ve had The Bodyguard, Ghost, Dirty Dancing and even Billy Elliot. But now classic soul movie The Commitments is getting in on the act.
Directed by Trafalgar Studios favourite Jamie Lloyd, the production will tell 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.
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