Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Theatre /the Commitments

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Theatre /the Commitments

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Palace Theatre Following a record-breaking two-year West End run, cult classic The Commitments - a tale of down-atheel Dubliners who form a band, is here in Manchester's Palace Theatre.

The show, based on the eponymous 1991 film and 1987 book by Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle and directed by Caroline Jay Ranger, catapults us into the life of Jimmy, played by Andrew Linnie, a young working class music fan living in the poor Dublin Northside in 1986.

Jimmy cobbles together a group of like-minded youths desperate to escape the kind of place where hope goes to die to form soul band The Commitments.

The book the musical is based on may be 30-years-old, but the songs are as fresh as if they were written yesterday and are performed with brio by a set of superb singers. …

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