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5th June 2023

Opera House Manchester brings it on home

The Commitments, a jukebox musical based on the novel of the same name, is heading to Opera House Manchester – starring local legend Nigel Pivaro
Opera House Manchester brings it on home
Photo: The Commitments

Prepare for a trip down memory lane as The Commitments returns to Manchester with a night filled with unforgettable classics like ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘Knock on Wood’, and ‘Mustang Sally’.

The Commitments began its life as a novel written by Roddy Doyle as a love letter to the 60s and was adapted into a BAFTA-winning film. Set in the 80s, The Commitments follows Jimmy Rabbitte (James Killeen) in Dublin as he assembles a group of working-class youths to form a soul band, in the tradition of 1960s African-American recording artists,

Starring alongside Killeen is local legend Nigel Pivaro (Corrie‘s Terry Duckworth) as Jimmy’s Da and Caretaker.

The audience are promised a humorous and fun-filled performance, exploring fame and the music industry as the band go through their ups and downs.


The Commitments runs at Opera House Manchester from June 5 to 10 and tours the UK and tours the UK until July 1.

Jay Darcy

Jay Darcy

Theatre Editor. Instagram & Twitter: @jaydarcy7. Email: [email protected].

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