Tommy archiveA boy sees his mother having an affair and becomes deaf, dumb and blind. Only the acid queen can cure him - at which point he becomes somewhat of a megalomaniac. Additional material by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. Ken Russell did the film of the original album by The Who in 1975. Concert Performance. This powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pinball player who becomes an international messiah bursts onto the stage in this multi-award winning adaptation of the original chart-topping rock album. Featuring the hit songs including Pinball Wizard and See Me, Touch Me. Tommy was first performed by The Who in 1969, was originally conceived by Peter Townsend and Kit Lambert. The production has music and lyrics by Pete Townshend, book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff and additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. This concert performance is in aid of the Pure Theatre Development Fund, which has been set up with the aim of funding the development of new writing in musicals and straight theatre. The fund will facilitate workshops and readings of new writing and will be launched in conjunction with this exciting production. Running time: 2hrs 30mins


Joe McElderry (Tommy), Daniel Boys (Captain Walker), Hannah Jane Fox (Mrs Walker), David Hunter (Cousin Kevin), Glenn Carter (Uncle Ernie), Zoe Birkett (The Acid Queen)


Author: Pete Townshend
Book by(s): Pete Townshend, Des McAnuff
Presented by: Pure Theatre Productions
Director(s): Raz Shaw, Anne Vosser (casting)
Choreographer: Adam Cooper
Music: Iain Vince Gatt (musical supervision)
Musical Director: Andrew Hilton
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Tommy (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01182756702. Details of all Tommy archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1737

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12 Nov 12Prince Edward Theatre
West End
Greater London

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