Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Commitments - The Musical

It's coming soon.

From a piece in the Guardian...

The Booker-prize-winning novelist said he'd had something of an epiphany when he started going to musicals once his children grew up.

"I think the first was The Producers. It was quite a revelation because the film is terrific and I was wondering why would you want to do a musical? And actually it was great, it was very funny and sharp and you forgot about the film quite quickly."

Many people will ask a similar question about The Commitments – isn't it best to simply remember a great film? "The challenge is to make it a fresh show and not to ape the film," said Doyle, who has deliberately not watched it in a long time.

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