Ben Fox rehearses for The Commitments

Date - 20 August, 2013, All News Musical Theatre

Ben Fox rehearses for the role of Joey in the musical adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments which will preview at the Palace Theatre, West End from 21st September.

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 humour kicks in as the band get to know each other and their instruments, and proceed through early rehearsals for their first gig. Just as they improve and begin to get a name for themselves they combust. The backing singers are all getting off with the middle aged horn legend, the singer has entered Eurovision and the saxophone player has dangerous leaning towards a jazz career.

Featuring soul classics Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, and many more.

For more details and booking information, click here.

Overview

Ben's notable screen credits include series regular Simon Merrifield in The Living & The Dead, Will Shakespeare in Will for TNT, Neath in Summer of Rockets , Vanity Fair for ITV and Amazon, Les Miserables for BBC, The Crown for Netflix and Game of Thrones for HBO.

Ben originated the role of Joey 'The Lips' Fagan in the world premiere of The Commitments directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Palace Theatre, West End. He also played the role of Andre opposite Robert Lindsay in The West End's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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