Tommy

A New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich Production in co-production with Ramps on the Moon

Tommy

Wednesday 19 - Saturday 29 April 2017

Main House - Tickets: £32 - £8

This production contains theatrical smoke, sudden loud noises, strobe lighting and adult themes. - Running time: 2 hours 20 mins (including interval)

Details

“An eye-opening, awe-inspiring, extraordinary evening”

“Exuberant, inclusive and revelatory”

The Stage ★★★★★

Based on the iconic 1969 concept album, The Who’s Tommy is the multi-award winning rock opera 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. Experience its epic score live, including Tommy Can You Hear Me, I’m Free, See Me, Feel Me and Pinball Wizard plus BRAND NEW MATERIAL written especially for this production by Pete Townshend.

“Electrifying pinball wizardry.”

The Times ★★★★

Tommy features a creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation. For the best views of the Captioner and Interpreter, choose central seats in the rear stalls. A touring production made in association with Ramps on the Moon; for more information visit www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk.

“Ramps on the Moon is surely one of the most important projects happening in UK theatre right now” Exeunt Magazine

Please note this production explores some adult themes.

#TommyTour Diaries

Gain an insight into all things behind-the-scenes with cast member Natasha Lewis’ blogs.

Touch Tours

Sat 22 Apr, 1:30pm
Tue 25 Apr, 6:45pm

Creative Team

Director Kerry Michael
Dramaturg Paul Sirett
Set and Costume Designer Neil Irish
Musical Director Robert Hyman
Choreographer Mark Smith
Lighting and AV Designer Arnim Friess
Sound Designer Andrew Johnson (for Creative Technology)
BSL Creative Consultants Jeni Draper and Daryl Jackson
Associate Director Nicola Miles-Wildin
Fight Director Bret Yount
Casting Director Polly Jerrold

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

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

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.

Dates & Times

Tommy - Wed 19 Apr 7:45pm Wed 19 Apr Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Preview Audio Described Performance £22 - £8
Tommy - Thu 20 Apr 7:00pm Thu 20 Apr Main House 7:00pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Press Night Audio Described Performance £32 - £12
Tommy - Fri 21 Apr 7:45pm Fri 21 Apr Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £32 - £12
Tommy - Sat 22 Apr 2:30pm Sat 22 Apr Main House 2:30pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £26 - £10
Tommy - Sat 22 Apr 7:45pm Sat 22 Apr Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £32 - £12
Tommy - Tue 25 Apr 7:45pm Tue 25 Apr Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £32 - £12
Tommy - Wed 26 Apr 7:45pm Wed 26 Apr Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £32 - £12
Tommy - Thu 27 Apr 1:30pm Thu 27 Apr Main House 1:30pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance Relaxed Performance £32 - £10 Book Now
Tommy - Thu 27 Apr 7:45pm Thu 27 Apr Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £32 - £12 Book Now
Tommy - Fri 28 Apr 7:45pm Fri 28 Apr Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £32 - £12 Book Now
Tommy - Sat 29 Apr 7:45pm Sat 29 Apr Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £32 - £12 Book Now

Reviews

“Fresh, meaningful and moving and its killer tunes are delivered with blazing rock’n’roll attitude”
“Thrillingly intelligent and inventive take on a work that is weird as well as wonderful. Electrifying pinball wizardry.”
The Times ★★★★

“An eye-opening, awe-inspiring, extraordinary evening”
“Exuberant, inclusive and revelatory”
The Stage ★★★★★

“A wonderful production- feel it, hear it, but, above all, SEE IT!”
“With a tremendous band and excellent singing, the production is superbly directed by Kerry Michael, and the set design by Neil Irish is astonishing…”
BritishTheatre.com ★★★★★

“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

“Style and spectacle in spades”
Nottingham Post

“Ramps on the Moon is surely one of the most important projects happening in UK theatre right now”
Exeunt Magazine

“As a spectacle, Tommy is a triumph. The stage design is inventive, lighting is spectacular, and there’s never a moment without something going on.”
Left Lion

“A liberatingly, brilliant performance”
Nottingham Live

“Left me astounded, heartbroken and extremely grateful to have witnessed this incredible array of talent”
Hey What’s on Notts

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