Coronation Street legend Nigel Pivaro arrives in Aberdeen with hit show ‘The Commitments’

CORONATION Street legend Nigel Pivaro is coming to Aberdeen next month with the hit musical ‘The Commitments’.

Nigel Pivaro will play ‘Da’. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Pivaro, who played Terry Duckworth on the popular soap opera from 1983 to 2012, will trade the cobblestones for the stage and star as “Da” in the all-new production.

It’s been 35 years since the show first emerged from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s bestselling novel, but is set to return for a nine-month tour of the UK and Ireland.

Nigel Pivaro said: “I am delighted to mark my return to the stage in this production of The Commitments.

“It’s an iconic story that resonates over the years, about people who, though far removed from the origins of music, find communion and expression in the Motown style.

“A musical genre born out of oppression that the characters embrace as their own.

“The Motown sound is as vibrant today as it was when it first emerged in the ’60s.”

Roddy Doyle added: “I’m thrilled to have The Commitments returning in 2022 and 2023 and I’m especially looking forward to seeing how Nigel Pivaro approaches the role of Jimmy Rabbitte’s Da.”

This new tour for 2022/23 is led by Andrew Linnie. Linnie made her West End debut in the original production in 2013, playing Dean, the band’s saxophonist.

He then played the lead role of Jimmy Rabitte on the 2016/2017 UK tour.

The Commitments tells the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working-class music fan, who transforms an unlikely group of amateur musicians into an incredible live band, who become the best soul band Dublin has ever produced.

Placing a classified ad in a music newspaper, Jimmy auditions a number of wannabes before finalizing the members of his new band, which he names “The Commitments”.

The show runs at His Majesty’s Theater Aberdeen from November 21-26.

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