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The Who’s Tommy

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes, including interval
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Tue 9 May
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More Information on The Who’s Tommy

Based on one of the greatest Rock Operas of all time, The Who’s Tommy is the multi-award winning musical written by Pete Townshend.

Featuring all of the hits from the classic album including I’m Free, Sparks, Amazing Journey and, of course, the legendary Pinball Wizard, a cast of 22 performers and musicians recreate the story that turned The Who from pop group to stadium rockers, and one of the biggest bands of all time.

All performances are fully integrated with Audio Description, British Sign Language and Captions.

Please note this production explores some adult themes.


BSL and Captioned Performance Information

Watch the audio described trailer here


A touring production made in association with Ramps on the Moon; for more information visit rampsonthemoon.co.uk.

Cast & Credits

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend / Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff / Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon /

A touring production made in association with Ramps on the Moon; for more information visit rampsonthemoon.co.uk

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    Peter Straker
    as Acid Queen
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    William Grint
    as Tommy
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    Donna Mullings
    as Mrs Walker
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    Max Runham
    as Captain Walker
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    Amy Trigg
    as Sally Simpson
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    Garry Robson
    as Uncle Ernie
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    Lukus Alexander
    as Cousin Kevin
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    Alim Jayda
    as Lover
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    Adam Langstaff
    as Ensemble
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    Amelia Cavallo
    as Ensemble
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    Anthony Snowden
    as Ensemble
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    Becky Barry
    as Ensemble
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    Hearns Sebuado
    as Ensemble
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    Julian Capolei
    as Ensemble
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    Matthew Jacobs Morgan
    as Ensemble
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    Natasha Julien
    as Ensemble
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    Natasha Lewis
    as Ensemble
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    Shekinah Mcfarlane
    as Ensemble
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    Stacey Ghent
    as Ensemble
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    Steve Simmonds
    as Ensemble
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    Tony Qunta
    as Musician

Reviews

“An exuberant, inclusive and revelatory staging of Pete Townshend's classic rock opera”

- The Stage
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“A wonderful production”

- British Theatre
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“The musical’s dated excesses are made fresh, meaningful and moving and its killer tunes are delivered with blazing rock’n’roll attitude”

- The Times
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“A must see, a must hear and a very touching theatrical affair”

- East Midlands Theatre
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“In the hands of this ensemble it becomes not just a raucous night full of Pete Townshend’s distinctive songs, but also a comment on the advances – or not – in disability rights in the postwar era”

- The Guardian
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“The bravery and boldness of director Kerry Michael’s whole approach deserve the highest praise”

- Reviews Hub
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“aptivating, explosive, mesmerising and emotional”

- Theatre Life

Book Tickets

Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
 
Booking
Thu 4 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Fri 5 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Sat 6 May 17
02:00 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Sat 6 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Mon 8 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Tue 9 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Wed 10 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Thu 11 May 17
01:30 PM
£13.50-£22.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Thu 11 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Fri 12 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Sat 13 May 17
02:00 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Sat 13 May 17
07:30 PM
£13.50-£30.00*
Captioned Performance Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
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