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REVIEW: The Commitments@ The Palace, Manchester

The combination of that beautiful Dublin twang, a gritty but unapologetically feel-good story and those timeless soul classics is what has made the Commitments a great film and now a hugely enjoyable stage show. 257 more words


The Commitments

The Commitments

Book by Roddy Doyle

Palace Theatre, 28 March 2017

It feels good!

This is a terrific show which delivers high-octane entertainment from start to finish.  142 more words

Theatre Review

The Commitments

Irish writer Roddy Doyle’s novel The Commitments first hit the shelves back in 1987, 30 years on and the story has been turned into a BAFTA award-winning film and most recently a stage musical. 401 more words

Excellent Irish Fiction.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Lá Féile Pádraig Shona daoibh go léir.

I thought I might mark the day by telling you about some of my favourite Irish authors. 1,015 more words


PREVIEW: The Commitments, New Victoria Theatre

Direct from the West End and based on the best-selling novel by Roddy Doyle, The Commitments arrives at the New Victoria Theatre from the 17th to the 22nd April.  255 more words


Dirt Road

Dirt Road
By James Kelman
Canongate – £16.99

According to Roddy Doyle, Dirt Road ”is a brilliant, a deeply moving and exciting novel. The words feel so believable I forgot at times that I was reading fiction.” To be honest, I can only partially agree, as the more I read, the more I felt weighted down by some sort of undercurrent of literary deja vu. 366 more words