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Peter Frosdick in association with The Blackpool Opera House is delighted to announce the UK Premiere staging of a new production of The Who's classic Rock Opera Tommy which will open on Friday 11 September and plays through to Saturday 26 September 2015.
This smash-hit Broadway and West End show will be directed by stage and screen star Paul Nicholas who starred alongside Elton John, Roger Daltrey and Tina Turner in the 1975 film release of the show. The new show coincides with the forty year anniversary of the film.
This colourful, exciting, imaginative and thought provoking new production will be enhanced by exhilarating choreography and will feature first class rock musicians. Tommy was first performed by The Who in 1968 and was conceived by Pete Townsend and Kit Lambert with contributions to its development by John Enstwhistle, Keith Moon and Roger Daltrey. This multi award winning adaptation of the original chart topping album tells a powerful tale of a deaf, mute and blind pinball player who becomes an international messiah.
Not for the first time will audiences be thrilled by The Who classics, the legendary rockers played the world famous Opera House twice including August 1964 and October 22nd 1961 to critical acclaim. The Rock Opera promises it will inspire and thrill audiences including a whole new generation as it bursts onto the Opera House stage next autumn. Hit songs include Pinball Wizard and See Me Touch Me.
Managing Director Michael Williams comments “Tommy the legendary rock opera is a fantastic addition to our 2015 programme and for the Opera House to be the UK premiere venue for this new adaption from an incredible creative team is fantastic for Blackpool and the entire region.” Michael continues “Our 2015 Opera House programme offers an exciting and eclectic mix, offering something for everyone.”
The full star casting will be announced in the New Year.