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Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments to hit the West End – open auditions announced

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RODDY Doyle’s The Commitments is coming to London’s West End as a stage musical with open auditions for the new version set to take place this weekend.

The Dublin writer has adapted his best-selling novel for a new stage production, which will be directed by Olivier award-winner Jamie Lloyd.

Lloyd and casting director David Grindrod will be in Dublin this weekend to begin their search for actor musicians to star in the huge production.

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Open auditions will be held at The Troubadour Rehearsal Studios on Dublin’s Richmond Road from 10am to 6pm (with registration ending at 12pm) this Sunday (March 10) and Monday (11).

The auditions are open to the public, as well as professional actors and singers.

The team will be searching for the following:

Male actor musicians with voices between late teens and early 20s, who play one or more of the following:  electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, saxophone

Male actor musicians with voices in their 40s, who play the trumpet

Females in their late teens to early 20s, who can sing to at least a top d

Those auditioning are asked to prepare two soul songs of their choice to show vocal range, plus a small party piece that they can play on their chosen instrument. T

They are welcome to accompany themselves on guitar/piano – otherwise, they are asked to bring sheet music for the pianist. Trumpet or saxophone players will need to bring their own instruments.

They must also bring a recent CV and a photograph/headshot.

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