Original stars of The Commitments at the Royal Theatre this May

“The energy and excitement of Alan Parker’s movie has been transferred into a thrilling, unforgettable live experience that will stir your soul.” Relive all the soul classics from The Commitments live in concert, featuring original Commitments stars Kenneth McCluskey (Derek “The Meatman” Scully ) and Dick Massey (Billy “The Animal” Mooney ), plus musicians from their multimillion selling albums when they play the Royal Theatre on Sunday May 21.

Following a world-wide media tour in 1991 to promote the global success of the Alan Parker film of Roddy Doyle’s acclaimed novel, the band went their separate ways. During the promotion, there were so many requests for the band to tour that by 1993 The Commitments had been reborn as a real, working band, playing their special “Dublin Soul”. They have toured the world ever since and on many special occasions, their co-stars from the movie, including Michael Aherne, Robert Arkins, and Johnny Murphy perform with the band.

The Commitments play to sold-out audiences worldwide and in 2004 performed in front of hundreds of thousands of fans at major outdoor festivals and concert venues throughout the UK and Europe. Their live concerts feature all the great soul classics from the film and multi-million selling soundtrack and live albums such as ‘Mustang Sally’, ‘Try A Little Tenderness’, ‘Mr Pitiful’, ‘Destination Anywhere’, ‘Chain Of Fools’, ‘Take Me To The River’, ‘In The Midnight Hour’, and many more.

This is a late show and tickets are available from €25 on www.ticketmaster.ie as well as from The Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000. For further information please check The Royal Theatre and Event Centre website www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie

 

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