The Commitments UK Tour

Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments UK Tour is back in 2020. The musical about the world’s hardest workingand most explosive soul band

The Commitments UK Tour

Over 30 years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, the world’s hardest working and most explosive soul band are set to return to embark on a brand new 2020/2021 UK & Ireland tour, kicking off in September next year. Casting announcements will be made in the coming months.

The Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize-winning author Roddy Doyle and is directed by Caroline Jay Ranger. Featuring an electric playlist, The Commitments showcases more than 20 soul classics performed live on stage, including Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and many more!

In 2013 The Commitments musical received universal critical acclaim while enjoying a record-breaking two-year residency at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End, after which it hit the road for a major tour, invigorating audiences up and down the country throughout 2016 and 2017.

Roddy Doyle says: “I’m delighted that The Commitments is coming back. I’ve been saying for years that ‘Mustang Sally’ is a traditional Irish song and this new tour will help prove my point.”

The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working-class music fan, who transforms an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians into an amazing live act, which becomes the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalsing the members of his new band, which he names ‘The Commitments’.

Humour kicks in as the band get to know each other and their instruments, grappling with inter-group differences as they muddle their way through early rehearsals for the band’s first gig. Just as they improve and begin to get a name for themselves, they combust. The backing singers are more interested in the middle-aged horn playing legend, the singer has entered Eurovision, the drummer has walked out mid-gig and the saxophone player has dangerous leanings towards a jazz career.

Featuring an electric playlist, The Commitments showcases more than 20 soul classics performed live on stage, including Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and many more!

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THE COMMITMENTS UK TOUR 2020-21

28 September – 3 October 2020
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
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5 – 10 October 2020
Lyceum Sheffield
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12 – 17 October 2020
Edinburgh Playhouse
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19 – 24 October 2020
New Theatre Peterborough
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26 – 31 October 2020
Grand Opera House York
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2 – 7 November 2020
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
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9 – 14 November 2020
Theatre Royal Nottingham
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16 – 21 November 2020
Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
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23 – 28 November 2020
Milton Keynes Theatre
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30 November – 5 December 2020
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
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7 – 21 December 2020
Theatre Royal Glasgow
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4 – 9 January 2021
Blackpool Opera House
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11 – 16 January 2021
Royal and Derngate Northampton
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18 – 23 January 2021
Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
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25 – 30 January 2021
Hall for Cornwall- Truro
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1 – 6 February 2021
Cliffs Pavillion Southend
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8 – 13 February 2021
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
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15 – 20 February 2021
Bristol Hippodrome
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22 – 27 February 2021
Orchard Theatre Dartford
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1 – 6 March 2021
Theatre Royal Norwich
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8 – 13 March 2021
Regent Theatre, Ipswich
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15 – 20 March 2021
Hippodrome Birmingham
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22 – 27 March 2021
New Theatre Hull
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29 March – 2 April 2021
Theatre Royal Newcastle
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5 – 10 April 2021
Grand Theatre Leeds
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12 – 17 April 2021
Opera House Cork
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19 – 24 April 2021
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
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26 April – 1 May 2021
Grand Opera House Belfast
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3 – 8 May 2021
Hexagon Reading
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10 – 15 May 2021
Liverpool Empire
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17 – 22 May 2021
Waterside Theatre Aylesbury
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24 – 29 May 2021
Kings Theatre Southsea
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31 May – 5 June 2021
Palace Theatre Manchester
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7 – 12 June 2021
Darlington Hippodrome
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14 – 19 June 2021
Grand Theatre Wolverhampton
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21 – 26 June 2021
New Wimbledon Theatre
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28 June – 3 July 2021
Theatre Royal Plymouth
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THE COMMITMENTS UK TOUR

3 – 7 October 2016
Churchill Theatre Bromley

12 – 29 October 2016
Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin

31 October – 5 November 2016
Milton Keynes Theatre

7 – 12 November 2016
Theatre Royal Nottingham

14 – 19 November 2016
Regent Theatre, Stoke On Trent

21 – 26 November 2016
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

5 – 10 December 2016
Grand Theatre, Leeds

12 – 30 December 2016
Theatre Royal, Glasgow

2 – 7 January 2017
Theatre Royal Brighton
CANCELLED

9 – 14 January 2017
New Theatre Oxford

16 – 21 January 2017
Liverpool Empire

23 – 28 January 2017
Grand Opera House, Belfast

30 January – 4 February 2017
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

6 – 11 February 2017
Theatre Royal, Newcastle

13 – 18 February 2017
Grand Opera House, York

20 – 25 February 2017
Bristol Hippodrome

27 February – 4 March 2017
Edinburgh Playhouse

7 – 12 March 2017
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

13 – 18 March 2017
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

20 – 25 March 2017
Marlow Theatre, Canterbury

27 March – 8 April 2017
Palace Theatre, Manchester

17 – 22 April 2017
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

24 – 29 April 2017
Theatre Royal Plymouth

1 – 6 May 2017
Cliffs Pavillion Southend

8 – 13 May 2017
Alhambra Theatre Bradford

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