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|Society / Company:||The Commitments|
A Great night out best describes this show. Made even more enjoyable seeing so many Irish & AIMS alumni on stage. The roles of Jimmy Rabbit & Deco were played by performers with outstanding ability in acting & singing. Jimmy's acting was tour de force as was Deco's singing & comic timing. The Commitment'ets were simply outstanding not only singing but in choreography.
I loved the likeability of the band mates, especially Derek, Outspan, Dean & of course Joey the Lips. I was more than impressed with the inclusion of a really motorised scooter which was ridden with ease around the stage. Also the street style Krafwerk performance had me laugh out loud.
Lighting & Set design was impressive as was 90% of the sound design, for some strange reason Jimmy's Da's mic never seemed to work properly and there was plenty of slightly late cues. I also felt that Deco's live song vocals could of been just a little bit louder.
There wasn’t a lot for the ensemble to do, but when needed they stepped up & played their part adding to the show. The only negative I could really make on the show was the variable Irish accents especially Jimmy's Da. His accent ranged from English to Scottish within 2 hours but there was never a hint of Irish. Personally I think they should have just let him speak in his native British accent.
It was a very proud moment to see so many AIMS'ters take to the Grand Canal stage on a fully professional stage tour, living out their dreams in front of my eyes. They never had a slip & if anything the Commitments has been a great showcase for home grown Irish talent.
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