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Music, Mon 5 - Sat 10 Dec 2016

The Commitments

The Commitments


The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London's West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. 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. The Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle himself and is directed by award-winning Jamie Lloyd. The Commitments 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. Join our band-book now!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 5 - Sat 10 Dec 2016 19:30 to 00:00
5 Dec 2016 - 10 Dec 2016

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    46 New Briggate,
    LS1 6NZ



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    Map reference: SE 303338  Lat: 53.79985 Long: -1.54122

    By Road:
    Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.

    By Public Transport:
    From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, Dortmund Square and Primark. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Theatre is on the right.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality