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What to expect

'The Commitments' is back to tour Ireland and the UK, five years after its record-breaking run in the sell-out tour at London's West End. After its world premiere in London, 'The Commitments' received universal critical acclaim and was said to be a super hit musical sensation. 'The Commitments' is based on the classic BAFTA Award-winning film. Over 20 classics will be performed live on stage, including songs such as 'Try A Little Tenderness', 'Night Train', 'River Deep, Mountain High', 'Thin Line Between Love And Hate', 'In The Midnight Hour', 'Reach Out', 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone', 'Mustang Sally', 'Save Me', 'Uptight', 'Knock On Wood', 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine', and 'I Can't Turn You Loose'. This musical is a fantastically cheerful celebration of soul. The musical has been adapted from the novel by Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize. The director of the musical is Caroline Jay Ranger. Explore the tale of a young working-class music fan named Jimmy Rabbitte, who trains an unlikely group of amateur musicians to become the best soul band Dublin has ever seen! Book 'The Commitments' tickets today, as this is going to be a fun night out that you will remember for the rest of your lives.

About 'The Commitments'

What is 'The Commitments' about?

The Donald Gordon Theatre in Cardiff is ready to welcome this brilliant, cheerful celebration of soul. Five years after its record-breaking, successful run in London's West End, 'The Commitments' returns for a tour in the UK and Ireland. For the London world premiere, 'The Commitments' received a lot of universal critical acclaim, and the knockout musical sensation is back to woo the audience once again.

This musical is the story of a young music fan called Jimmy Rabbitte. Jimmy converts a group of friends, who are also amateur musicians, into the best soul band the city of Dublin has ever created. The local music expert, Jimmy, puts an advertisement in a music paper and auditions a lot of musicians before finalising the group for his band called The Commitments. The members of the band come to know about each other along with their instruments. They rehearse and practice for their first show, but as they are getting better, the group combusts.

There are backing singers, but they are more focused on the middle-aged horn legend. The saxophone player has leaned toward a jazz career, while the singer has gone to Eurovision.

Over 20 soul classic songs will be part of this performance, including 'Try A Little Tenderness', 'Night Train', 'River Deep, Mountain High', 'Thin Line Between Love And Hate', 'In The Midnight Hour', 'Reach Out', 'Save Me', 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone', 'Mustang Sally', 'Uptight', 'Knock On Wood', 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine', and 'I Can't Turn You Loose'.

Enjoy a night of music with this show. Get 'The Commitments' tickets and sing your heart out!

What age is 'The Commitments' suitable for?

The musical is suitable for 12+. It contains adult themes and strong language. Parental discretion is advised.

How long is the show?

The duration of this show is two hours. It also includes an interval of 20 minutes.

Who is the team behind 'The Commitments'?

The show is directed by Caroline Jay Ranger. The rest of the team includes Booker Prize-winner, Roddy Doyle as the author, Andrew Linnie and Denise Ranger as movement directors, Tim Blazdell as the designer, Alan Williams as the musical supervisor or arranger, Jason Taylor as the lighting designer, Rory Madden as the sound designer, and Alice Lessing as the wardrobe designer and supervisor.

The production of 'The Commitments' at Donald Gordon Theatre is based on the brilliant BAFTA Award-winning film and novel of the same name.

Who is in the 'The Commitments' cast?

The cast of this musical includes Nigel Pivaro playing Jimmy's Da, Ciara Mackey playing Imelda, Michael Mahony playing Outspan, Ian McIntosh playing Deco, James Killeen playing Jimmy, Stuart Reid playing Joey, Ryan Kelly playing Billy, Eve Kitchingman playing Natalie, Sarah Gardiner playing Bernie, Conor Litten playing Dean, Guy Freeman playing Derek, Stephen O'Riain playing James, and Ronnie Yorke playing Mickah and Ray. Joshua Barton, Maryann Lynch, Callum Martin, Alice Croft, James Deegan, Colm Gleeson, and Ed Thorpe are in the ensemble.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where is 'The Commitments' being performed?

The address is Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5AL.

How do I get to the Wales Millennium Centre?

The M4 will take you to the destination from London in about three hours.

Cardiff Bay is the nearest train station. Great Western Railway (GWR) runs trains between London Paddington and West Wales. These trains also stop at Cardiff Central. A TWF train can be taken from Cardiff Central to reach the destination.

There are also bus services to the location.

Where can I park near the Wales Millennium Centre?

Q-Park Cardiff Bay is opposite the WMC and is open 24 hours a day.

Where are the toilet facilities at the Wales Millennium Centre?

Male and female toilets are available from the ground floor to level two. Accessible toilets are available on all levels.

Is the Wales Millennium Centre accessible?

The location is accessible. Wheelchair spaces are available in stalls, circle, and upper circle.

Where can I eat nearby?

Some popular recommendations are Wagamama, Cote Brasserie, Bayside Brasserie, and Duchess of Delhi.

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