Thursday, October 4

Cast for Rock Opera Tommy in Concert

Update 18th October: 2009  X Factor winner Joe McElderry to play Tommy,  Daniel Boys (Captain Walker), Hannah Jane Fox (Mrs Walker), David Hunter (Cousin Kevin), Glenn Carter (Uncle Ernie) and Zoe Birkett (The Acid Queen) who will be joined by Siubhan Harrison, Amanda Sim, Pippa Lee, Helen Siveter, Ben Redfern and James Gibbs.

On 12th November for one night only the Broadway and West End smash-hit Rock Opera Tommy plays at the Prince Edward Theatre in aid of the new Pure Theatre Development Fund.

This powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pinball player who becomes an international messiah bursts onto the stage featuring hit songs including Pinball Wizard and See Me, Touch Me.

Tommy was first performed by The Who in 1969, was originally conceived by Peter Townsend and Kit Lambert. The production has music and lyrics by Pete Townshend, book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff and additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon.

Tommy in Concert will be directed by Raz Shaw, choreographed by Singin' in the Rain's Adam Cooper with Musical Supervision by Iain Vince Gatt and Musical Direction by Andrew Hilton

The Pure Theatre Development Fund will be launched in conjunction with Tommy. It   has been set up to fund the development of new writing in musicals and straight theatre by holding workshops and readings.

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