The Commitments archiveThe 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
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Archive listings for The Commitments

Work type: Musical. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see The Commitments


Director Caroline Jay Ranger. Performer Nigel Pivaro.
13 Jun 22 to 18 Jun 22Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L734903010
7 Dec 20 to 21 Dec 20Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L1099078677


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).
8 May 17 to 13 May 17Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
listing details L171894750
2 May 17 to 7 May 17Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea :: V42
listing details L01649695688
24 Apr 17 to 29 Apr 17Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L59154468
17 Apr 17 to 22 Apr 17New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
listing details L01047581258
10 Apr 17 to 15 Apr 17Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L1901714286
27 Mar 17 to 8 Apr 17Palace Theatre, Manchester :: V490
listing details L690685808
20 Mar 17 to 25 Mar 17Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
listing details L01379273101
13 Mar 17 to 18 Mar 17Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham :: V140
listing details L1145201321
7 Mar 17 to 12 Mar 17His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
listing details L1207269754
27 Feb 17 to 4 Mar 17Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V602
listing details L01983513016
20 Feb 17 to 25 Feb 17Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L0403336509
13 Feb 17 to 18 Feb 17Grand Opera House, York :: V957
listing details L01362556662
6 Feb 17 to 11 Feb 17Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L587226109
30 Jan 17 to 4 Feb 17Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L1363010924
23 Jan 17 to 28 Jan 17Grand Opera House, Belfast :: V548
listing details L01353641737
16 Jan 17 to 21 Jan 17Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
listing details L01356532787
9 Jan 17 to 14 Jan 17New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L1710952060
2 Jan 17 to 7 Jan 17Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L01771890617
12 Dec 16 to 30 Dec 16Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L1757148695
5 Dec 16 to 10 Dec 16Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L586737311
28 Nov 16 to 3 Dec 16Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L1206437004
21 Nov 16 to 26 Nov 16Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L281634672
14 Nov 16 to 19 Nov 16Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent :: V124
listing details L0265930941
7 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L01846336543
31 Oct 16 to 5 Nov 16Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L34852619
12 Oct 16 to 29 Oct 16Bord Gais Energy Theatre (formerly Grand Canal Theatre), Dublin :: V020759267
listing details L580530531
3 Oct 16 to 7 Oct 16Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
listing details L1650299350


Presented byThe Commitments London Ltd. Director Jamie Lloyd. Design Soutra Gilmour. Lighting Jon Clark. Choreographer An Yee. Sound Rory Madden. Music Alan Williams (music supervisor). Performer Denis Grindel (Jimmy Rabbitte). Performer Brian Gilligan (Deco). Performer Sarah O'Connor (Imelda). Performer Natalie Hope (Natalie). Performer Jessica Cervi (Bernie). Performer Anthony Hunt (Joey 'The Lips'). Performer Mark Dugdale (Derek). Performer John Currivan (Billy). Performer Andrew Linnie (Dean). Performer Sam Fordham (Mickah). Performer John McClarnon (Outspan). Performer Barnaby Southgate (James).
21 Sep 13 to 1 Nov 15Palace Theatre, West End :: V404
listing details L01396047361

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