Located within easy walking distance of the West End, our team at Strand Palace know a thing or two about theatre and about the fabulous range of shows currently running in London. Each month, we pick one of our favourite productions playing nearby and give you some advice on visiting London’s famous Theatreland.
This month… The Commitments
About the Show
1980s Ireland isn’t exactly a breeding ground for soul music. However, this does not deter the show’s main protagonist Jimmy Rabbitte, who is trying to form a group of soul musicians that will rival the American greats. After assembling a ragtag crew, Jimmy chooses The Commitments as their name and gets to work trying to secure fame and fortune for the Dublin gang.
Based on the celebrated novel of the same name by Roddy Doyle, The Commitments has previously been transformed into a well-received Irish film. Now Roddy Doyle’s script is being directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Palace Theatre.
The Palace Theatre is just over ten minutes’ walk from Strand Palace Hotel. Make the most out of your stay with us and heed these handy theatre tips:
Dig out your soul collection before going! Try A Little Tenderness and Mustang Sally are just some of the classics you will tapping your foot to on the night of the show.
The Stalls, Dress Circle, Grand Circle and balcony all have their own bars, making it simple to get a drink during the interval.
London Theatreland says the show is for those aged 12 and up, so leave younger children behind and make your trip to the theatre a date night or a night out with the teenagers.
Speak to our concierge for advice and deals on theatre tickets and we will do our best to find you some great seats.
Before and After
There are plenty of bars and restaurants near the Palace Theatre as well as in-house dining options here at Strand Palace Hotel to enjoy before your night out in the West End. Have afternoon tea in our Lounge Bar before the big performance, fill up on delicious Indian dishes at Dawaat or indulge in some succulent cuts of meat at the Strand Carvery. After the show, return to Strand Palace for night cap in our opulent Gin Palace and chat about your favourite moments from the evening’s performance.
Need a hotel near the Palace Theatre? Strand Palace Hotel is just a short walk away from the venue and has plenty to keep you entertained on its premises.