Friday, 21 August 2015

Joe McElderry & Antony Costa to star in The Who's Tommy

Full casting has been announced for The Who's Tommy which runs at the Blackpool Opera House between 12th and 26th September 2015.

The production is directed by Paul Nicholas who starred alongside Elton John, Roger Daltrey and Tina Turner in the 1975 film version.  

The cast is led by  X Factor winner Joe McElderry as Tommy and Blue's Antony Costa as Cousin Kevin.

Ashely J Russell plays Mrs Walker alongside Will Barratt as Captain Walker, Tony Ballis as Uncle Ernie, Jon Addison as Lover, Melanie Bright as The Acid Queen, Benjamin Yates & Patrick George as Pinball Wizards and Sarah Kasey as Sally Simpson.

Completing the cast are: Ashley Birchall, Alex Bird, Joelle Dyson, Rebecca Haydon, Matt Overfield, Rebecca Perry and Josh Wyatt.

Based on the iconic 1969 double-album rock opera, The Who's Tommy is described as an "exhilarating musical about hope, healing, and the human spirit".

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