Pete Townshend has written a new song for production of Tommy touring the U.K. this spring.
This latest version has a cast that mixes deaf, disabled and non-disabled actors from the Ramps on the Moon theater project. The production includes a re-worked opening with Townsend's new song, "Acid Queen 2," coming in the second act.
Townshend tells the BBC, "When I heard they planned to do a production featuring actors with disabilities of various kinds, that will actually throw new light on the original story, I became very excited. This is a totally new adventure, and really does refer back to my original story in which a young man, disabled by extreme trauma, finds his way to some kind of spiritual place because he can feel music. I can't wait to see it."