The Commitments
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The Commitments makes West End stage debut

2 October 2013 Last updated at 16:20 BST

Back in 1991 the film the Commitments was a runaway success. The writer Roddy Doyle was told to create a stage version. He refused. But more than a quarter of century on, the story of the Dublin Soul band is now finally to hit the West End.

Brenda Emmanus spoke to the author ahead of next week's opening night.