The Who’s TOMMY

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

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

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

 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

Please note that this production explores some adult themes.

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

National Tour (click on venue names to book tickets):

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich 30 March – 15 April

Nottingham Playhouse 19 April – 29 April

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 4 May – 13 May

Birmingham Repertory Theatre 17 May – 27 May

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London 7 June – 17 June

Sheffield Theatres 22 June – 1 July 

  • Uncle Ernie
    Gary Robson
  • Mrs Walker
    Donna Mullings
  • Tommy
    William Grint
  • Captain Walker
    Max Runham
  • Sally Simpson
    Amy Trigg
  • Cousin Kevin
    Lukus Alexander
  • The Lover
    Alim Jayda
Performance schedule