5 star review

The Commitments delivered on every level, hugely entertaining and funny!

The world’s hardest working and most explosive soul band really do front up and deliver a show full of incredible performances with some very funny moments.

The cast are exceptional with special mentions for James Deegan as Deco and “The Commitmentettes” Caira Mackey (Imelda) Maryann Lynch (Natalie) and Sarah Gardiner (Bernie) whose voices really are second to none. The hugely talented cast delivered a multitude of soul classics including, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Knock On Wood, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, River Deep and many more.

By the end of the show the whole theatre was up dancing and singing along with this incredible show, it was one of those nights that you don’t want to end!

The touring show is on at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre until Saturday 4th of Feb and is a must watch 🙌

Whats the show about?

The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working-class music fan, who transforms an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians into an amazing live act, which becomes 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 members of his new band, which he names ‘The Commitments’.

Humour kicks in as the band get to know each other and their instruments, grappling with inter-group differences as they muddle their way through early rehearsals for the band’s first gig. Just as they improve and begin to get a name for themselves, they combust. The backing singers are more interested in the middle-aged horn playing legend, the singer has entered Eurovision, the drummer has walked out mid-gig and the saxophone player has dangerous leanings towards a jazz career.

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