Electrifying pinball wizardry

The Times on The Who’s Tommy

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

Based on one of the greatest rock operas of all time, the Who’s Tommy is the multi-award winning rock musical written by Pete Townshend, reborn for a new generation.

With a cast of 22 performers and musicians, this is the story of the pinball-playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years. A one-of-a-kind theatrical event! 

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Age Recommendation 14+
Please note that this production explores some adult themes, strong language and scenes of a sexual nature

Tommy will feature a creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation which will enhance the experience for everyone. It is the second touring production made in association with Ramps on the Moon – a consortium of theatres across the UK that are committed to driving change in their organisations.

Originally Produced On Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions. Performed By Arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Running time: About 2 hours and 11 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)
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Associated Events

Making Accessible Theatre

Alongside members of the cast and creative team from The Who's Tommy, explore how access can create new and exciting opportunities for a production.

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