Tommy UK Tour

Tommy UK Tour

A new production of Tommy is to be presented around the UK presented by Ramps On The Moon featuring an inclusive cast of deaf and disabled actors.

Lead songwriter of The Who Peter Townsend has written two songs exclusively for this production of Tommy. A new version of ‘Amazing Journey’ will open the show, and after her iconic Act One song Acid Queen, played by original cast member Peter Straker, will make a return in Act Two with a new torch song.

Tommy is part of Ramps On The Moon, a ground-breaking project which signals a change in the UK’s disability arts provision, and Peter Straker will be joined on stage by an inclusive cast of Deaf and disabled and non-disabled actors including Lukus Alexander, Alim Jayda, Donna Mullings, Garry Robson, Max Runham, Amy Trigg, and William Grint in the title role. Ramps on the Moon’s previous show, The Government Inspector, has just been nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

Pete Townshend said, “When I heard the there was a new planned production of Tommy, I was pleased of course. But when I heard they planned to do a production featuring actors with disabilities of various kinds, that will actually throw new light on the original story, I became very excited. This is a totally new adventure, and really does refer back to my original story in which a young man, disabled by extreme trauma, finds his way to some kind of spiritual place because he can FEEL music. I can’t wait to see it.”

Tommy will be directed by Kerry Michael, designed by Neil Irish, musical direction by Robert Hyman, choreographed by Mark Smith, and lighting and av design by Arnim Friess.

Find out more about Ramps On The Moon’s Tommy UK Tour


30 March – 15 April 2017
New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

19 – 29 April 2017
Nottingham Playhouse

4 – 13 May 2017
West Yorkshire Playhouse

17 – 27 May 2017
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

7 – 17 June 2017
Theatre Royal Stratford East

22 June – 1 July 2017
The Crucible Sheffield

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