Whizz Kids presents...

    By The Who

    19:45, Wed 31st May – Sat 3rd June 2006 at ADC Theatre
    14:30, Sat 3rd June 2006 at ADC Theatre
    Easter Week 5

    The Who's rock opera, famously immortalised in film by Ken Russell in 1975, is performed by one of the UK's leading young people's theatre companies.

    Having witnessed a violent murder, post traumatic stress disorder renders four year old Tommy deaf, dumb and blind. His subsequent journey through "his strange vibration land" takes him through rites of passage at the hands of the Acid Queen, his perverted Uncle Ernie and his vicious Cousin Kevin. Loved and rejected, Tommy's personal redemption is found in his mastery of pin ball and the "Pin Ball Wizard" is propelled to a status of astonishing celebrity and hailed as a redeemer of a people desperately in search of a meaningful hero. Crashing though the confines of political correctness and exposing an idolatrous and dysfunctional society, Tommy's message has increased in intensity and relevance since its inception.

    The Who's legendary music tells a tale of inhumanity and sufferance. It questions our faith and challenges our ability to take responsibility for our own thoughts, words and deeds.

    Includes rock classics such as Pinball Wizard and Acid Queen made famous by Elton John and Tina Turner in Russell's subversive film.


    Production Team