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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

The Commitments debuts in London next month

22nd August 2013

It was a roaring success as a novel and was well received as a film, and now the stage version of Roddy Doyle's The Commitments is set to thrill audiences as well.

Set in 1980s Dublin, The Commitments tells the story of an aspiring band manager and a group of musicians looking to make it big in the most difficult of industries.

Jimmy, the manager, is determined to launch the Irish soul revolution and holds auditions at his house in a bid to unearth the new Stevie Wonder or Diana Ross.

What he finds instead is something very different. Unperturbed, Jimmy vows to turn the weedy musicians stood before him into something the likes of which the world has never seen.

The show is sure to bring the roof down on the Palace Theatre. Those staying in luxury London hotels during its run will struggle to find a more engaging and exciting story than The Commitments.

With classics such as Mustang Sally and Try a Little Tenderness just two of the songs audiences can expect to hear, London's West End will be grooving all night long.

Jamie Lloyd is the director tasked with bringing the story to life and his credentials speak for themselves, with a sell-out run of Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios just one of the highlights of his career.

The show previews from September 21st and will run Tuesday to Saturday evenings at  7:30pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00pm.

Visitors to luxury London hotels with teenage children could make it an event for all the family, as the show is suitable for those aged 12 and over.

The Palace Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End, making it easily accessible from many luxury London hotels.

The nearest Tube station is Leicester Square, which is accessible on the Piccadilly and Northern Lines.

Several buses also pass the Palace Theatre, including the numbers 14,19, 24 29, 38 and 40.


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