Well it’s fast approaching that time of year when we gather together to celebrate Christmas and New Year. It’s always a great opportunity to chat, reminisce and reflect over the past year as well as pause for thought as we approach the threshold of the year to come.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce
So, for FaB’s Christmas Do this year, we have chosen to go and see Roddy Doyle’s musical ‘The Commitments’ at Leeds Grand Theatre on the 8th December. It seems rather poignant that “The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic.
Roddy Doyle’s stage version of The Commitments at the Palace Theatre is a vibrant, raucous joy” – Charles Spencer, The Telegraph
The Commitments received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: 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 more!
A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget.
The Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author Roddy Doyle himself and stars Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy.”
FaB loves this time of year. The prospect of a new year always seems exciting and with our typical ‘joie de vivre’, we will, no doubt, raise a glass (or two) of bubbles to celebrate as we sing along. We are all really committed to enjoy our evening at the theatre!!!