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Pete Townshend

The Who's Tommy

Palais Theatre, St Kilda
22 Feb 2022 - 1 Mar 2022

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

Victorian Opera is finally set to supercharge Melbourne with the Australian premiere of The Who’s Tommy at the Palais Theatre.

The Who’s 1969 rock opera album Tommy was revolutionary and sold over 20 million copies. From it came the powerhouse rock musical that received five Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, three Olivier Awards and a Grammy.

With music and lyrics by The Who’s guitarist and vocalist Pete Townshend, get ready to rock with smash hits ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘Acid Queen’. 

Don’t miss The Who’s Tommy as it takes over Melbourne’s rock ‘n’ roll stomping ground!

Details

MUSICAL – NEW PRODUCTION

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

2022 Dates:

Tuesday 22 February, 7:30pm
Wednesday 23 February, 7:30pm
Thursday 24 February, 7:30pm
Friday 25 February, 7:30pm
Saturday 26 February, 1:00pm *
Saturday 26 February, 7:30pm
Monday 28 February, 7:30pm
Tuesday 1 March, 7:30pm

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one interval

Sung in English, no surtitles

Suitable for ages 15+

* Audio Description available. If you've already booked and require a a wireless receiver pack and ear piece, you can email your request directly to our Ticketing team.

Ticket Concierge

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Accessible Seating Tickets

If you have accessible booking requirements, including wheelchair and/or companion card requirements please contact Ticketmaster on 1300 446 925 (Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm AEDT). This phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders.

More options and further information can be found on the Ticketmaster website.

Group Bookings

Group Bookings of 10+ are be available via Ticketmaster. If your booking is for a school or a group larger than 50+ please email Ticketmaster group bookings at groups@ticketmaster.com.au or fill out the form here

Group Bookings $85-$110 (A-reserve and B-reserve only)
Schools Bookings $25 per student with 1 free teacher (minimum group 10+)

Keeping you safe

The safety of our audience and team is paramount. COVID-safe procedures will be adhered to for every performance. Our venue partner, Palais Theatre, has worked diligently to develop their COVIDSafe Venue Plan.

If you or a member of your household is unwell or displaying COVID-19 symptoms before a performance, please stay home. To exchange or refund your tickets due to feeling unwell, simply contact us prior to the scheduled performance. You can reach our ticketing team at ticketing@victorianopera.com.au or phone (03) 9001 6412 (Monday to Friday, 10 am - 5 pm). We are here to assist you.

Creatives & Cast

Music and Lyrics by PETE TOWNSHEND
Book by PETE TOWNSHEND & DES MCANUFF

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).

Creatives 

Musical Director Jack Earle
Associate Musical Director Phoebe Briggs
Director Roger Hodgman
Set Designer Christina Smith
Costume Designer Isaac Lummis
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Choreographer Dana Jolly
Sound Designer Peter Grubb
Video Designer Jamie Clennett

Cast

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

Featured Ensemble

Mark Doggett, Mark Hill, Nicole Melloy, John O'Hara

Ensemble 

Darcey Eagle, Joshua Gordon, David Hammond, Savannah Lind, Anna Mallows, Adam Noviello, John Reed, Dean Schulz, Darren Tyler, Stephanie Wall, Jun Woodfield

Young Tommy

Hamilton Binnie Garcia, Elijah Slavinskis, Will Wiseman

Book Tickets

Single Tickets $39-$169

Price Type Premium A-Reserve B-Reserve C-Reserve D-Reserve
Adult $169 $139 $99 $65 $39
Concession $159 $129 $89 $55 $39
Senior $164 $134 $94 $60 $39
30 years & Under N/A N/A $30 $30 $30
Arts Access N/A N/A $30 $30 $30
Group (6+) $159 $129 $89 $55 N/A
Group (10+) N/A $115 $85 N/A N/A
School Group N/A N/A $25 $25 $25

Ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary. A booking fee may apply. A seating map for this production can be found on the venue website. Information on our Privacy and Ticketing Policies can be found here.

If you have accessible booking requirements, including wheelchair and/or companion card requirements please contact Ticketmaster on 1300 446 925 (Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm AEDT). This phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders. More options and further information can be found on the Ticketmaster website.

Book a Group of 10+ via the Ticketmaster Groups page. To purchase a School booking or a Group of 50+, email groups@ticketmaster.com.au or click here.

For assistance with existing 2021 Subscriptions, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm). Subscriptions closed on Thursday 2 June.

We strongly advise that tickets should only be purchased via authorised ticket sellers. For The Who’s Tommy these may include Arts Centre Melbourne (subscriptions only), Ticketmaster and Halftix. Tickets purchased through unauthorised sellers cannot be guaranteed.