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QUADROPHENIA  at RWCMD Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
In association with Industrial Language Ltd
By exclusive arrangement with Eel Pie Publishing Ltd

Music, lyrics & concept by Pete Townshend
Directed by Tom Critchley
Written by Jeff Young
Musical Direction & Orchestration by John O'Hara
Set Design by Sophie Khan
Costume Design by Carl Perry

A brand new stage adaptation of The Who's legendary 1973 double album, Quadrophenia, which reflected on the Mod culture of the early 1960's, and in turn was the inspiration for the eponymous 1978 film and subsequent Mod revival.

It is the third and most dynamic of Pete Townshend's epic song cycles after Tommy (1969) and Lifehouse (initially released as the 1971 album Who's Next), the second of which was only finally realised through Jeff Young and Tom Critchley's collaboration with Townshend and the BBC in 1999.

Jimmy's journey through his troubled world of home, growing up, self-doubt, rejection, pill fuelled escapism and sea side hedonism is explored through compelling physical and visual storytelling, combined with some of the best narrative rock music ever written. A powerful, roller coaster of a production, appealing to rebels and adolescents of all ages!

“Is It In My Head?”

This production is based on The Who’s album Quadrophenia NOT the film. It has 12 actors and an 11-piece live rock band. It will rock!

The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Friday 9 - Saturday 17 February 2007 @ 7.30pm
£12, £10
Box Office 029 2064 6900
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