Book by Roddy Doyle
Palace Theatre, 28 March 2017
It feels good!
This is a terrific show which delivers high-octane entertainment from start to finish. Brian Gilligan as Deco, a soulboy who finds a momentary salvation, is supreme.
Yes, it is a jukebox musical – and yes, we get to hear a slue of soul classics live on stage, songs that were originally sung by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. But what makes it stand out is the book and the story, Roddy Doyle’s transformative magic touch. He gives us vividly wrought, all too human characters, generous dollops of Irish humour and a story tender and true – all about a group of troubled souls who come together and then slowly drift apart.
The Committments is a show that hits all the right notes: I knew that it would, now!
The Committments is playing at the Palace Theatre until 8 April and then tours the UK. Further details can be found here.