It takes soul to commit to something and The Commitments to do soul

The Commitments musical is based on the 1987 novel of the same name by Irish writer Roddy Doyle.

A comedic tale of a music group being formed in Dublin, Ireland with plans to unseat Bono as the true sound of working-class Dublin through soul music.

There was a feature film made of The Commitments in 1991, directed by Alan Parker (Bugsy Malone, Fame, Evita) and a stage musical adaptation came later in 2013.

This production, like so many others was destined for life before covid rocked our worlds (in all the wrong ways) but its finally out on a UK and Ireland tour.

Expect giggles and a slice of Dublin life but instead be blown away by the musical numbers which include I Heard It Through The Grapevine, What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction, Try A Little Tenderness, Mustang Sally and sooo many more.

The Commitments Prodcution Photos taken in Bromley on the 24th September 2022

Ian McIntosh stars as lead vocalist Deco and his energy and talent on stage to perform the most iconic soul songs is fantastic. (Think James Brown, slightly drunk and with a cig hanging out of his mouth!).

Supported by the band and The Commitment-ettes female vocal singers Ciara Mackey as Imelda, Eve Kitchingman as Natalie and Sarah Gardiner as Bernie.

The Commitments feels more of a night at a gig than at a musical. No deep backstory is played out but the band sure does! If the clapping hands, shrieks of happiness and bopping feet all around me at Milton Keynes Theatre show, I don’t think the audience minded one bit.

The Commitments Prodcution Photos taken in Bromley on the 24th September 2022

The Commitments is at Milton Keynes Theatre Monday 24 – Saturday 29 October 2022

Tickets were kindly gifted by Milton Keynes Theatre but they have zero control over what I post, or say about the performance – that’s all me! Thank you for your support.🖤

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