The Commitments (Musical)Find the best The Commitments musical tickets at Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh. 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. Performers Andrew Linnie (Jimmy), Kevin Kennedy (Jimmy's Da), Alex McMorran (Joey), John Currivan (Billy/Dave), Rhys Whitfield (James), Leah Penston (Imelda), Christina Tedders (Bernie), Brian Gilligan (Deco), Peter Mooney (Derek), Christian James (Outspan), Padraig Dooney (Dean), Sam Fordham (Mickah), Amy Penston (Natalie), Ben Morris (Alternate Deco), Jon Bonner (Male Ensemble), Hannah Stratton (Female Ensemble), Guy Freeman (Male Ensemble), Joshua Barton (Male Ensemble), Tom Elliot Reade (Male Ensemble), Kristina Paraskeva (Female Ensemble).
Book by Roddy Doyle. Author Roddy Doyle. Director Jamie Lloyd.
Dates/TimesMonday, 27th February 2017 to Saturday, 4th March 2017.
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Theatre InformationPlayhouse Theatre
18-22 Greenside Place