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Review of The Who’s Tommy: relentless songs that runs out of puff

18 May 17

Richard Lutz takes his pew for the anthemic play about a kid who plays a mean pinball..

So..still dynamic or a 40 year old dinosaur? Tommy, the rock opera, is a play of two halves. The first is  pre-interval where hard relentless Who songs drive the story forward with classics like Pinball Wizard, Uncle Ernie and Tommy, Can You Hear Me. Come post-interval and the wheels come off. It runs out of puff, runs out of plot, runs out of good songs. The…

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