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The Commitments – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Roddy Doyle Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Karen Bussell It’s always difficult bringing a well-loved film to the theatre, and BAFTA-winning Roddy Doyle’s 1991 cult classic The Commitments is no exception. That Doyle himself adapted his 1987 novel for the stage bodes well, and for those uninitiated in the glory of the movie it may do well, but so ...

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The Commitments – Palace Theatre, Manchester

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Writer: Roddy Doyle Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   Roddy Doyle has completed a hat trick with The Commitments. The original best-selling novella became a blockbuster film success and later transitioned into a West End theatre sensation. It reaches Manchester’s Palace Theatre half-way through a national tour with sell-out audiences along the way. He must have got something right. ...

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The Commitments – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

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Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Writer: Roddy Doyle Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage The West End smash hit The Commitments rolls into Southampton’s Mayflower to rapturous applause. Based on the film of the same name, this show tells to story of a group of dysfunctional, disenchanted, Dubliners from the 1980s, who at worst dislike each other and at best are tolerant, but they ...

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The Commitments – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

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Book: Roddy Doyle Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Matt Forrest 1987 saw the release of Roddy Doyle’s first novel The Commitments as a group of young working class Dubliners attempt to make it to ‘the big time’ by forming a band and trying to break away from the shackles of a Dublin in the midst of social and economic decline. ...

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The Commitments – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

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Book: Roddy Doyle Director: Caroline Jay Ranger  Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Based on his 1987 novel, the first of the Barrytown trilogy and later made into a much-lauded film in 1991, Roddy Doyle has adapted his own work for the stage production of The Commitments, the tale of a group of unemployed friends from a council estate on the north side of Dublin ...

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The Commitments – Milton Keynes Theatre

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Writer: Roddy Doyle Director: Caroline Jay Ranger  Reviewer: Maggie Constable For fantastic fun and a ‘whole lotta soul’ there is no better place to be this week than Milton Keynes Theatre to share in The Commitments musical direct from an incredibly successful two years in London theatreland where it has played to critical acclaim. The show is based on the much-loved ...

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NEWS: The Commitments to close 1st November

Producers have today announced that 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. Producers issued the following statement. “Since opening to rave reviews on 8 October 2013, ...

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The Commitments – Palace Theatre, London

Writer: Roddy Doyle Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Christopher Owen   Like the rowdy, booze filled, electrified cousin of Once the musical, The Commitments is a show full of energy and joy that gets you in the mood from the first moment. Delightfully Irish in it’s content and never shy to break the fourth wall, it thrills the audience with every ...

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