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The Who's TOMMY

  • Burnie Uniting Church Hall Wilson Street Burnie, TAS, 7320 Australia (map)

Presented by DoMaur Productions

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, young Tommy suffers a conversion disorder being so traumatized that he loses his ability to speak, see, or hear. As his life meanders on in post World War II England, he suffers abuse from sadistic relatives and neighbours. Tommy is saved from abuse, but not exploitation, when he becomes a pinball wizard. His desperate parents continue to look for a cure while dealing with their own guilt. Tommy's disorder is cured when his mother smashes the mirror. He becomes a new messiah to his followers, looking for an escape from their own lives they turn him in revolt. On the verge of returning to the sanctuary of his illness Tommy is reconciled with his family.

Earlier Event: August 17
Cold Omens
Later Event: September 1
Footloose the Musical