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Tommy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Touring

Tommy was reviewed at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and now tours until 1 July. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I caught up with this rock musical delivered with immense skill by a company of 22 multi-abled artists in Ipswich prior to national tour. The New Wolsey Theatre audiences are used […]

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The Who’s Tommy the Rock Opera – Blackpool Opera House

The Who’s Tommy the Rock Opera continues at Blackpool Opera House until 26 September. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Cast your mind back 40 years to eccentric director Ken Russell’s over the top film version of The Who’s 1969 double album rock opera Tommy. Well, if you can’t manage 40 years, try and […]

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The Who’s Tommy – Greenwich Theatre

The Who’s Tommy continues at Greenwich Theatre, London until 23 August. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Born out of a desire for inner enlightenment, Tommy is the brainchild of Pete Townshend of the legendary rock band The Who. Billed as a ‘rock-opera’ – the first of its kind – Tommy was originally released as an album in 1969, which […]

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The Who’s Tommy at Greenwich Theatre – Ashley Birchall cast in lead role

Full casting is announced today for The Who’s Tommy, which will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 23 August. The production comes 20 years after Tommy was last seen in London, marking the 40th anniversary of the original film and the 50th anniversary of The Who. The title role of […]

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Tommy – Landestheater Linz, Austria

Tommy continues in rep at the Landestheater Linz, Austria until 15 May. Star rating: Four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ As its final musical theatre production this season, the Landestheater Linz presents Tommy in an electrifying production directed by Gil Mehmert (Sunset Boulevard, Das Wunder von Bern), which will run in rep until 15 May. The […]

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The Who’s Tommy has anniversary production at Greenwich Theatre this summer

Almost 20 years after its last UK production, The Who’s Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this summer (29 July to 23 August, press night is 31 July), marking the 40th anniversary of the original film and the 50th anniversary of The Who. Based on the iconic 1969 double-album rock opera, which later […]

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