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Pete Townshend

The Who's Tommy

Palais Theatre, St Kilda
13 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are back with a vengeance.

He may be deaf, dumb and blind but he sure plays a mean pinball. Following a traumatic childhood, Tommy’s extraordinary talents catapult him to cult status.

The Who’s 1969 rock opera Tommy was revolutionary. From it came this one-of-a-kind musical that scooped up five Tony Awards.

This story of hope and triumph over adversity will shake your soul with its unforgettable soundtrack. Smash hits like ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Acid Queen’ take you back to the hard rock days of the psychedelic Sixties.

You rockers may have had to wait an extra year but this electrifying, high-octane musical finally hits Melbourne in 2021. Use the vibrations to feel your way.

Suitable for mature audiences, ages 15+.



Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Friday 13 August 2021, 7.30 pm
Saturday 14 August 2021, 7.30 pm
Tuesday 17 August 2021, 7.30 pm
Wednesday 18 August 2021, 1.00 pm 
Wednesday 18 August 2021, 7.30 pm
Thursday 19 August 2021, 7.30 pm
Friday 20 August 2021, 7.30 pm
Saturday 21 August 2021, 1.00 pm

Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus one interval

Sung in English, no surtitles

Suitable for ages 15+

The Who's Tommy goes on sale in Quarter 3

Subscriptions will be available from Thursday 20 May to Wednesday 2 June. Single tickets on sale from Thursday 3 June.

Subscriptions $35-$127
Single Tickets $39-$159

2021 Concession prices include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, MEAA Members. Other Discount prices available: Senior, 30 Years and Under, Arts Access Victoria. Companion Card ticketing available.

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Season 2020 Ticket Holders

All ticket holders from the August 2020 postponed performances will be contacted prior to The Who's Tommy going on sale in 2021. Ticket holders will be given the choice of new dates to transfer their tickets. If no new date is suitable a refund will be offered via the original ticket seller.

Creatives & Cast

Music and Lyrics by PETE TOWNSHEND

Additional Music and Lyrics by JOHN ENTWISTLE and KEITH MOON
Originally Produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).


Musical Director To be announced
Director Roger Hodgman
Set Designer Christina Smith
Costume Designer Isaac Lummis
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Choreographer Dana Jolly
Sound Designer Peter Grubb


Narrator / Tommy Mat Verevis
Mrs. Walker Amy Lehpamer 
Cousin Kevin Vincent Hooper
Uncle Ernie Kanen Breen 
The Gypsy (Acid Queen) Paul Capsis 


Sheridan Anderson, Jared Bryan, Mark Doggett, Darcey Eagle, Matt Hamilton, David Hammond, Bree Langridge, Savannah Lind, Louis Lucente, Rubin Matters, John O'Hara, Matthew Predny, Dean Schulz, Darren Tyler, Jessica Vellucci, Stephanie Wall