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The Who’s Tommy – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Three young men dancing in front of a statue

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Reviewer:  John Kennedy Described as the Rock Musical reborn for a new generation there may well be a smattering of the My Generation here tonight who heard it first time round. The essential summertime news circulating in 1969 was that The Who were ...

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The Who’s Tommy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Three young men dancing in front of a statue

Music & Lyrics: Pete Townsend Book: Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff Additional Music & Lyrics: John Entwistle & Keith Moon Director: Kerry Michael Musical Director: Robert Hyman Reviewer: Glen Pearce The Who’s Tommy has always been something of a concept for directors to mould into their own. Sadly though concept doesn't always translate into form. Pete Townsend’s rock opera was ...

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Peter Straker’s Brel – Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh

Writer: Kevin Short Director: Kevin Short Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:5] Peter Straker delivers an outstanding performance in this hour long tribute to singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. The show is not merely a celebration of the works of Brel but rather a celebration of Straker’s life-long love affair with the music of the Belgian star. Straker first came to fame as Hud ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Peter Straker’s Brel – Assembly Hall

Writer: Kevin Short Director: Kevin Short Reviewer: Stephanie Walls [Rating:5] Peter Straker has a music and theatre career spanning over five decades and this lifetime of experience in delivering one hell of a performance is evident throughout this one hour long tribute to Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. During the show Straker celebrates a small portion of Brel’s exquisite and well-loved ...

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