THE COMMITMENTS REVIEW - THE SUNDAY TIMES
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CHRISTOPHER HART – THE SUNDAY TIMES
The wonder is that it took so long. After enduring cruel punishments such as the Take That and Spice Girls musicals, at last we have a jukebox musical to sing about. Roddy Doyle’s delightful 1987 novel is made up mostly of dialogue, so perfect for dramatisation — and it’s all about music. Then came Alan Parker’s cracking fillum of 1991, and now we have Dublin’s saviours of soul in a form where you can see them in the flesh, performing live (and drinking, and fighting) right in front of you. The result is sublime. Get your ticket now – although, to be honest, this show will probably run for a decade or more.
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