THE Pinball Wizard is back
Apr 29 2005
! The Who's legendary rock musical Tommy has embarked on a UK tour which is at the Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent from May 2-7.
Tommy is the story of a deaf, dumb and blind kid who endures a life of torment and ridicule until the day he happens to play a pinball machine and suddenly breaks free - becoming the Pinball Wizard and an international superstar.
Pete Townshend joined forces with theatrical legend Des McAnuff to create this timeless, rocking, high-energy show, which features some of
The Who's most famous hit songs including Pinball Wizard, See Me, Feel Me and I'm Free.
Tommy was first released as a rock opera concept album in 1969. It was officially premiered at Ronnie Scott's in London and was also performed at the Woodstock Music Festival in August that same year.
Tommy went on to become a 1970s cult classic film directed by Ken Russell and featuring Elton John, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner,
Ann Margret and Jack Nicholson and was then expanded and reworked into a live theatrical event in the 1990s.
It was nominated for 11 Tony awards and went on to scoop five awards, including best score - as well as winning the Grammy Award for best musical show album.
Tommy stars Jonathan Wilkes - a well-established theatrical leading man. His recent appearances include leads in Godspell, Grease and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
For more details, contact the box office on 0870 060 6649.