Tommy - Birmingham Rep
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Description

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

The rock musical reborn for a new generation!

Based on the iconic 1969 concept album, The Who's Tommy is the multi-award winning epic rock musical written by Pete Townshend.

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!

“This exceptional production by Ramps On The Moon sinks its fangs into the jugular of 2016 and gives it a good hard kick up the arse”

Exeunt Magazine on the Ramps on the Moon 2016 tour

If you have any questions about the adult themes in this production, please contact our box office on 0121 236 4455 for more information.

Creatives

Kerry Michael Director
Neil Irish Designer                                     
Arnim Friess Lighting and AV Designer
Andrew Johnson (for Creative Technology) Sound Designer
Robert Hyman Musical Director
Oliver Vibrans Assistant Musical Director
Mark Smith Choreographer
Kevin Jewell Assistant Choreographer   
Bret Yount Fight Director 
Paul Sirett Dramaturg
Nicola Miles-Wildin Associate Director
Jeni Draper and Daryl Jackson BSL Creative Consultants
Nikki Charlesworth Creative Design Assistant
David Young Creative Assistant
Polly Jerrold Casting Director 

Fully Accessible

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. For more information, visit www.tommythemusical.co.uk.

Online

Read the #TommyTour Diaries blog - direct from the rehearsal room every week.

Music

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

Reviews

Wonderful

British Theatre Guide

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

The Stage

Electrifying... Fresh, meaningful and moving and its killer tunes are delivered with blazing rock’n’roll attitude

The Times

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

Captivating, explosive, mesmerising and emotional

Theatre Life

A huge, sumptuous extravaganza of a show

East Anglican Daily Times

Company & Creatives

Actor

Cousin Kevin
Ensemble
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Mrs Walker
Ensemble
Uncle Ernie
Captain Walker
Ensemble
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Acid Queen
Sally Simpson
Ticket Information

Tickets from £15.
Preview (17 May) from £10.
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees & Charges
When purchasing tickets to be delivered to you, a £1.00 postage charge will be added to your order. Online bookings are exempt from our transaction fees (3% credit cards, 50p debit cards).
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Further Information
RELAXED PERFORMANCE
Specifically designed performance to tailor for all needs.
Saturday 27 May, 2pm

TOUCH TOURS
Friday 19 May, 18:30
Thursday 25 May, 18:30
Saturday 27 May, 13:30

POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Wednesday 24 May

AGE RECOMMENDATION
Suitable for ages 14+. Please note that this production explores some adult themes and contains some strong language.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 20 minutes (including a 20 minute interval).

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