For fans of the Mods and Rockers culture during the mid 60’s Britain, have we got news for you. The 1979 British movie classic Quadrophenia is set to become a fully immersive cinematic and theatrical experience, allowing fans to fully lose themselves into the sights and sounds of 1964.
Many of the film’s original cast will take part in the event, which is to be held at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on 11 February 2016. Most notably, Phil Daniels who played the role of the disaffected Mod teenager Jimmy Cooper will be there. Also joining Daniels from he cast will be Toyah Wilcox, Trevor Laird, Garry Cooper, and Daniel Peacock. Some of the attending actor’s will share their memories in a Q&A session with the audience adding a whole new dimension to the proceedings.
Quadrophenia was based on The Who’s double-album rock-opera that was released in 1973. For the event, in addition to a screening of the film and the Q&A session, the audience will also be treated to staged re-enactments throughout the night of scenes from the film to add an even more realistic feel of the mid-60s era from which the movie is set.
Leading Who tribute act Who’s Who will perform live music from the film, and there will be an exclusive after party with appearances from all the Q&A participants, plus memorabilia including original Vespas of the time period.
In Quadrophenia, bored teenager Jimmy finds excitement and escapism from his mundane job by seeking thrills, pills, chasing girls and riding his obligatory Lambretta. After a weekend in Brighton, which ends in a court appearance after a Mods and Rockers riot broke out on the beach, his character decides to leave his old life behind and head to the coast, but finds the reality of his new life more than a letdown.
The Mod era has been a source of inspiration for generations, and to this day its fashion and music continue to fascinate. It’s also worth mentioning that readers of Rolling Stone magazine ranked the movie as one of the top ten rock and roll movies of all time.
Quadrophenia is the only Who album entirely composed by group leader Pete Townsend and the album went on to sell over a million copies.
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday November 6th and will be available at eventimapollo.com and AXS.com.
Standard ticket prices range from £30 to £43. VIP tickets £69.50.