Monday, March 27, 2006


Can I be so bold as to offer a correction to your info on the theatre in "Tommy" re Blog.

The theatre where Elton John performs Pinball Wizard is actually the Kings Theatre in Southsea. The sequences shot in the doomed pier ballroom feature Oliver Reed & Ann Margaret dancing whilst a young Tommy looks on from the balcony.

Ken Russell uses shots of the burning pier to abstract effect in the "I'm Free" sequence as Roger Daltrey runs barechested along the promenade.

Hope this helps

Derek has written a series of articles for us on his location sleuthing experiences. But as we've been up to our eyes in work, and are about six months behind with all the entries we need to make, poor Dereks articles have been in limbo. However, they will be appearing soon, watch this screen!