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Original Stars From The Commitments Film Still Have Soul
They have become one of the most famous Irish exports ever, almost enjoying the same global prestige recognition as Guinness itself. The Stars from the Commitments comprises a nine piece band which features actual cast members from the original 1991 film, The Commitments, that became such a huge success.

The Stars from the Commitments
The Stars from the Commitments embarking on new UK tour


Alan Parker's film, which was voted as the Best Irish Film of all time in 2005, won several BAFTA's and Brit Awards and was also nominated for Grammy's and Academy Awards. The Commitments tells the almost rags-to-riches story of a group of Irish singers and musicians that fall just short of stardom. But what really made the film such a massive success was the fabulous soul music.

And so it was that The Stars from the Commitments was born a couple of years after the film was released, providing fans of soul music with more than 1,500 live shows around the world. Now UK audiences can see them strut their stuff again as they embark on a new tour that sees them perform at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Saturday 3 September.

Lichfield Garrick
The main stage is likely to be packed for the Irish band


The dynamic band promises to have audiences dancing in the aisles as they perform all the hits from the multi-million selling soundtrack albums and the multi award winning film during their two-hour show, including Mustang Sally, Chain of Fools, Take Me To The River, Try A Little Tenderness, Nowhere to Run, and In The Midnight Hour.

The Stars from the Commitments will play at the Lichfield Garrick on Saturday 3 September 2016 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost 23 and can be booked online or by calling Lichfield Garrick's Box Office on 01543 412121.

Lichfield Garrick
The Lichfield Garrick theatre


Tour Dates

September 1 Arts Centre, Solihull 0121 704 6962
September 2 Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl 01656 815995
September 3 Garrick Theatre, Lichfield 01543 412 121
September 4 Regent Centre, Christchurch 01202 499199
September 16 Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury 01743 281281
September 17 Club Tropicana, Skegness 01754 874444
September 18 Butlins, Bognor Regis 0845 070 4754

October 21 Grand Theatre, Lancaster 01524 64695
October 22 Princes Theatre, Hunstanton 01485 532252
October 23 Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton 01902 429 212

November 12 Felixstowe Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe 01394 284962
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Why? Great Soul Music In The Hands Of Masters
When: Saturday 3 September 2016
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Tickets 23 each
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