The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic and is coming to Nottingham on Friday 13th November.
This 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. 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.
The Commitments received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. 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!
A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.
Enjoy the show with an overnight stay at Hart’s Hotel & Kitchen and enjoy pre-theatre dining. Packages are priced from £303 based on two sharing and includes:
- Double classic room
- English breakfast
- Car parking
- £25 per person dinner allowance – pre-theatre menu in Hart’s Kitchen
- Top price tickets at the Theatre Royal on Friday 13th November – seats D11-14 Dress Circle
We have limited tickets available so book early to secure your ticket.
Telephone 0115 9881900 or email [email protected] for more details or to make a booking.