Brilliant, a triumph for rock history. Well deserved standing ovation at the end.Bedford Today
About the event
Produced by Concept Concerts this production, acclaimed by a Sunday Times journalist as “Mighty, moving and unstoppable,” sees 8-piece band, The Goldhawks, deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia. From the very first show it has received standing ovations.
Released over 40 years ago in October 1973, The Who’s second rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ was Pete Townshend’s homage to a pivotal moment in British youth culture. The album tells the story of Jimmy, a Mod, by chronicling his dissatisfaction with life, work, love, home, and family life. It served as an ode to teenage angst and counterculture rebellion, as well as a criticism of the British class, economic and educational systems but you don’t need to be clued up on the history of the Mods and Rockers to enjoy this show because at its core, Quadrophenia, which peaked at No. 2 on the UK and USA charts, is just about teenage confusion, conflict and frustration.
Backed with exciting, and sometimes heart-wrenching, large-screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands is delivered masterfully by the fabulous, charismatic band, The Goldhawks, with amazing replication of The Who’s sound.
To send you home on an even bigger high there are a few all-time classic Who hits to close the show!
“This is serious stuff, the orchestration is sublime…..” – Evening Standard
“Absolutely first class…..Having toured with The Who for ten years I can safely say that this band is the next best thing and the closest you will ever get to the real thing” – Wolfy Foxlow, close friend of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
The Dress Circle Experience: Come dressed in your mini skirt, tailored suit or Parka for the full MOD experience.
Pre-Show Dining at Rutley's Bistro
Located on our Dress Circle level, Rutley’s Bistro is open for freshly ground coffee and a selection of teas, as well as freshly produced lunch and pre-theatre dinner. Enjoy great service and superb locally sourced food.
With a 2 course meal at only £18.95 and 3 courses at £21.95, it’s great way to start your evening at the theatre.
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