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The Commitments roll into MK Theatre

Date Posted:28/10/2016

The CommitmentsThirty years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, the world's hardest working soul band rolls into Milton Keynes Theatre 01 – 05 Nov, for one week only, starring Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy as Jimmy’s Da, Brian Gilligan who will reprise his starring role of Deco and Andrew Linnie who will star as Jimmy Rabbitte.

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking run in London’s West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. The show received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation.

The Commitments is 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. 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.

With over 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 more!

Roddy Doyle said: “The Commitments were born in Dublin, moved to London, and will soon be hopping all over the shop. I wrote the novel – invented the characters – in 1986, and it thrills me to think that they will be entertaining audiences throughout the UK and Ireland 30 years later, in 2016.”

Kevin Kennedy won the hearts of the nation when he starred as Curly Watts in Coronation Street. Since leaving Coronation Street, Kevin has regularly appeared in theatre productions including: Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and We Will Rock You.

For a fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget, book your tickets today at Milton Keynes Theatre Box office 0844 871 7652 www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
 

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