Brian Gilligan is reprising his performance as Deco in the UK tour of The Commitments, having played the role in the West End. He will appear alongside West End cast member Andrew Linnie as Jimmy Rabbitte.
Coronation Street's Kevin Kennedy will star as Jimmy’s Da in the show which is written by Roddy Doyle. The original West End production was directed by Jamie Lloyd. The Commitments tour will open at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 3rd October, before opening in Dublin for the first time ever. It will then travel to theatres across the UK until May 2017.
The Commitmentettes will be played by sisters Amy Penston (Natalie) and Leah Penston (Imelda), alongside Christina Tedders (Bernie).
The cast will also include Peter Mooney (Derek), Padraig Dooney (Dean), Sam Fordham (Mickah) and John Currivan (Billy). They will be joined by Rhys Whitfield (James), Alex McMorran (Joey) and Christian James (Outspan).