Nigel Pivaro Stars in The Commitments at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

As far as musicals go, The Commitments is a relatively new one. First hitting London’s West End in 2013, the musical has been critically acclaimed and enjoyed a record-breaking two-year residency at the Palace Theatre and a fab UK tour too in 2016 and 2017.

It’s funny to think it’s been It is 35 years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Booker prize-winning author Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel about the world’s hardest working and most explosive soul band. Featuring an electric playlist that’s sure to appeal to soul lovers, expect to hear Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and many more!

This major UK and Ireland tour of the smash-hit musical will star Coronation Street legend Nigel Pivaro, who appeared in the hugely popular ITV soap between 1983 – 2012 as the lovable rogue ‘Terry Duckworth’. He will be swapping the cobbles for the stage and performing the role of ‘Da’ in this all-new production.

Nigel Pivaro says: “I am thrilled to be marking my return to the stage in this production of The Commitments. It’s an iconic story that resonates across the years, about people who though distant from the music’s origins find communion and expression in the Motown style. A musical genre which was borne out of oppression and which the character’s embrace as their own. The Motown Sound is as vibrant today as it was when it first burst through in the Sixties.”

Roddy Doyle added: “I’m delighted that The Commitments are coming back in 2022 & 2023 and I’m particularly looking forward to seeing how Nigel Pivaro tackles the part of Jimmy Rabbitte’s Da.”

This new tour for 2022/23 is directed by Andrew Linnie. Andrew made his West End debut in the original production in 2013, playing the role of ‘Dean’, the band’s sax player. He then went on to star in the lead role of ‘Jimmy Rabitte’ in the 2016/2017 UK tour.

Don’t miss The Commitments when it comes to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford from 14th – 19th November.

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