Tommy Backstage - Tommy Can You Hear Me?

"Tommy Can You Hear Me?"

"I developed a signature movement, a kind of physical vocabulary for the louts, with their heads bobbing and through the show, you can see the development of these movements, starting with "Sensation".
- Wayne Cilento, Choreographer
The louts didn't exist at all until we thought them up for the musical, and I think they've become critical to the story. They actually grow up with Tommy, and he, in a sense, becomes one of them. Ironically, although they abuse him, it's through this interaction that a kind of love for him comes about. Finally, as his security guards, they protect him. The louts turned into six wonderful through-line characters, and I'm very fond of them.
- Des McAnuff

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