THE COMMITMENTS will return to Bradford Alhambra in winter next year and to Leeds Grand in the spring.

The Commitments is the name of an Irish soul band that featured in the BAFTA award-winning film of the same name back in the 1990s.

This feelgood stage adaptation of the film is returning to the UK’s theatres five years after its successful West End run and subsequent national tour.

More than 20 soul classics are 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 and Mustang Sally.

The Commitments musical has been adapted from the novel by Booker Prize winning author Roddy Doyle.

The Commitments is the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.

The show follows the journey of two members of a frustrated synthesizer band – the opening scene we find them playing but being ignored in a shop window – who turn to Jimmy, the local music expert, for help.

Placing a classified advert in a music paper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalising the new line up who he names The Commitments.

The Commitments has been rescheduled for the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford between January 31 and February 5, and the Grand Theatre in Leeds from April 5-10.

Visit or call 01274 432000 for the Alhambra, and for the Grand.