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The Who’s Tommy (2017)

  • 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 (2017)

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

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

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


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

- The Stage

“ A wonderful production”

- British

“ this will be a show that sticks with you forever”

- Theatre Full Stop

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

- East Midlands Theatre

“ 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

“ Bold and boisterous, Tommy is an energetic attack on the senses and provides an edgy, accessible and memorable experience worthy of its long-cherished reputation”

- Entertainment Focus

“ visually spectacular production”

- British Theatre Guide

“ a spectacle full of surprises”

- The State of the Arts

“ unbelievably slick, electrifying spectacle”

- Leeds City Magazine

“ aptivating, explosive, mesmerising and emotional”

- Theatre Life

“ a vibrant, powerful show full of empathy and wonderful performances”

- The Yorkshire Times

“ This new production of Tommy is truly spellbinding and groundbreaking”

- On Stage Blog

Book Tickets

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 using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/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

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

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


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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