The Canberra Philharmonic Society Production of The Who's Tommy.

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 THEATRE GROUP and DODGER PRODUCTIONS with Karana Productions.

These performances of The Who's Tommy are licenced exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance material supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.


Director: Marty King

Musical Director: Katrina Tang

Choreographer: Emma Nikolic

Assistant Director: Hayden Crosweller


Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatised into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbours. As an adolescent, he's discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.

Thursday 05 March, 8 pm
Friday 06 March, 8 pm
Saturday 07 March, 8 pm

Wednesday 11 March, 8 pm
Thursday 12 March, 8 pm
Friday 13 March, 8 pm
Saturday 14 March, 2 pm Matinee
Saturday 14 March, 8 pm

Wednesday 18 March, 8 pm
Thursday 19 March, 8 pm
Friday 20 March, 8 pm
Saturday 21 March, 2 pm Matinee
Saturday 21 March, 8 pm

Each performance will run for approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.

Buy Tickets

Type Price Notes
Adult $60
Concession           . $50            . Full time student, pensioner, seniors, health care card holders
Group $55 Group of 8 or more, may only be booked online
Child $30 17 years and under
Family $40* 2 adults, 2 children under 18. 4 tickets required at $40 each.

30 and under special: $30 tickets on Wednesday and Thursday night performances. Cash sales at the box office on the night only with valid id - these cannot be prebooked. Subject to availability.

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