The Commitments 2013

Opened: September 21, 2013

The Commitments - 2013 - West End History , Info & More

West End Theatre
263 W. 86th St. New York, NY

Roddy Doyle's best-selling novel, THE COMMITMENTS, is now live on stage for the very first time. Be the first to experience this musical as it makes its World Premiere at the Palace Theatre in London's West End this September 2013.

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 will be directed by award-winning Jamie Lloyd (at Trafalgar Studios; Macbeth starring James McAvoy, The Hothouse starring John Simm and Simon Russell Beale).

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.

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THE COMMITMENTS To Close, November 1
by Carrie Dunn - May 21, 2015

West End musical The Commitments is to close on Sunday 1st November 2015, after a successful run at the Palace Theatre. The London run will be followed by an extensive 2017 UK and Ireland tour, further details will be announced soon.


The Commitments has had 1 productions including West End which opened in 2013.