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Quadrophenia rocks Manchester, June

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After housing many jukebox musicals, Manchester gets something old and something new this June. Quadrophenia the musical is based on Pete Townsend’s original concept album of 1973.

Featuring the conflict between the mods and the rockers in London and Brighton, Quadrophenia is told through mod Jimmy (originally played by Phil Daniels in the movie version of 1979).

The film was considered quite risque at the time, as it included raunchy scenes between Daniels and Leslie Ash, who played love interest Steph. The film also featured Sting as Jimmy’s mentor, The Ace Face.

An intensive casting search and a series of workshops have brought together a cast of hugely talented young performers from throughout the UK who will recreate Pete Townshend’s masterpiece for the stage.

The young cast have been assembled by Casting Director Pippa Ailion, whose most recent credit, Spring Awakening transferred to the West End and also features a cast of exciting young performers.

Led by four young actors who will share the role of Jimmy - Ryan O’Donnell (Jimmy – Romantic), Jack Roth (Jimmy – Lunatic), George Maguire (Jimmy – Tough Guy) and Rob Kendrick (Jimmy – Hypocrite) and Sydney Rae White who will play ‘The Girl’, the cast also features Kirsty Malone (Mum), Dawn Sievewright (Guardian Angel) Iris Roberts (Guardian Angel), Lillie Flynn (Guardian Angel) John Schumacher (Dad), Kevin Wathen (The Godfather), Ryan Gage (Ace Face), Tom Robertson (Gang Leader), Daniel Curtis (Swing), Sean Croke (Swing) and Brennan Reece (Swing).

This stage version of the classic album and film arrives at the Opera House from Tues 16 until Sat 20 June.

Tickets are priced £10- £28.50.


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