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Joe McElderry to star in new production of The Who’s Tommy

By | Published on Friday 19 October 2012

Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry is to play the lead role in a new West End production of The Who’s rock opera ‘Tommy’. The one-off performance will take place in aid of the Pure Theatre Development Fund on 12 Nov at the Prince Edward Theatre.

McElderry told What’s On Stage: “I’m very excited to make my West End debut in the iconic rock opera ‘Tommy’; I have been waiting for a role that would challenge both my acting and singing skills, this has both. I am a big fan of The Who and it is incredible that Pete Townshend wrote this piece when he was 21, the same age as me”.