I’ve just come back from the House Hotel where I had the privilege of launching this year’s Cuirt Festival, which is being directed by Dani Gill. 698 more words
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Not another bloody jukebox musical I hear you cry, well to answer in the words of Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments: Thank Feck No!
Based on his 1987 novel, the first of the ‘Barrytown’ trilogy and the later 1991 film, Roddy Doyle has adapted his own work for this stage production at The Palace Theatre in the West End. 674 more words
Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments was one of the great music novels of the past few decades. Published in 1989 and serving as the start for Doyle’s unofficial “Barrytown Trilogy” (also comprising The Van and The Snapper), it followed knockabout Dubliner Jimmy Rabbitte’s attempt to put together a great soul/R&B band with nothing but Irishmen. 170 more words