Performance

VenueBord Gais Energy Theatre (formerly Grand Canal Theatre)
TownDublin
CountyDublin
From12th October 2016
To29th October 2016
What is currently on at Bord Gais Energy Theatre (formerly Grand Canal Theatre) (V020759267)
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The Commitments

The CommitmentsT1194958952
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.
Book by Roddy Doyle
Author Roddy Doyle


Archive :: production:T1194958952, musical:S01576176684, venue:V020759267
Current production:Work

Production details

Company

Director Jamie Lloyd
Performer Andrew Linnie (Jimmy)
Performer Kevin Kennedy (Jimmy's Da)
Performer Alex McMorran (Joey)
Performer John Currivan (Billy/Dave)
Performer Rhys Whitfield (James)
Performer Leah Penston (Imelda)
Performer Christina Tedders (Bernie)
Performer Brian Gilligan (Deco)
Performer Peter Mooney (Derek)
Performer Christian James (Outspan)
Performer Padraig Dooney (Dean)
Performer Sam Fordham (Mickah)
Performer Amy Penston (Natalie)
Performer Ben Morris (Alternate Deco)
Performer Jon Bonner (Male Ensemble)
Performer Hannah Stratton (Female Ensemble)
Performer Guy Freeman (Male Ensemble)
Performer Joshua Barton (Male Ensemble)
Performer Tom Elliot Reade (Male Ensemble)
Performer Kristina Paraskeva (Female Ensemble)

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