Barrytown, Dublin, has something to sing about. The Commitments are spreading the gospel of the soul. Ably managed by Jimmy Rabitte, brilliantly coached by Joel 'The Lips' Fagan, their twin assault on Motown and Barrytown takes them by leaps and bounds from Paris Hall to immortality on vinyl. But can The Commitments live up to their name?
A contender for the funniest debut of the year...young, feisty, funky, rude, unpretentious and great fun
An Irish version of The Blues Brothers...authentic and brilliantly funny
An absurd comedy of the commonplace...a charming, truthful and immensely funny story which leaves you gasping for more
One of my favourite trilogies ever, nobody makes hard times as funny as Irish author Roddy Doyle… Beloved classics… The stories will be a balm to your bruised soul.
Brilliant...it pushes Irish English to wonderful imaginative extremes
Dublin-born Roddy Doyle joins Alex Clark to discuss his new book, Smile, and the real life experiences that influenced his writing