Star-studded launch of The Commitments musical

Wednesday October 9, 2013

The Commitments musical premiered at London's Palace theatre on Tuesday and many stars turned out to support the musical adaptation of Roddy Doyle's novel.

Reality TV star Cheska Hull was joined on the red carpet by ex Sugababe star Heidi Range, Strictly Come Dancing contestant Vanessa Feltz and singer Katie Waissel amongst other celebrities.

The show is set in Dublin in the 1980s and tells the story of a band manager, Jimmy Rabbitte and a group of aspiring musicians who get together in the hope of forming a band. The musical intertwines some of The Commitments most loved songs into the story, including; Mustang Sally, The Midnight Hour and Night Train.

It is hoped the musical will achieve the same success as the 1991 film adaptation, which was voted 'the best Irish film of all time' in a 2005 poll and won BAFTAS including Best Film and Best Director.

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