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Full casting announced for the 50th anniversary production of Hair The Musical

Jake Quickenden (Berger) and Daisy Wood-Davis (Sheila) in Hair the Musical. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair – The Musical, which tours the UK in 2019, opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on March 21.

Leading the cast in this revolutionary, Grammy award-winning musical is Dancing on Ice’s 2018 champion Jake Quickenden as Berger, Hollyoaks’ Daisy Wood-Davis as Sheila and X Factor 2011 finalist Marcus Collins as Hud.

The cast is completed by Alison Arnopp (Jeanie), Tom Bales (Margaret Mead), Louise Francis (Ensemble), Natalie Green (Mom), David Heywood (Ensemble), Bradley Judge (Woof), Aiesha Pease (Dionne), Laura Sillett (Ensemble), Spin (Ensemble), Kelly Sweeney (Crissy) and Paul Wilkins (Claude).

After winning a WhatsOnStage award in 2018, this celebrated production will now embark on a journey of peace and love to the New Wimbledon Theatre (March 21 to March 30), before visiting Cheltenham, Manchester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham, Sunderland, Dartford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Oxford, Sheffield, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Wolverhampton, Cologne and Glasgow.

Welcome to the ‘Age of Aquarius’. It’s 1967 and HAIR’s hippie ‘tribe’ youngsters in the East Village of New York are yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. Wild, colourful, sexually liberated and free, they are united in protest and song, under the shadow of the Vietnam War.

Written by Gerome Ragni (book and lyrics), James Rado (book and lyrics) and Galt MacDermot (music), Hair‘s Grammy award-winning score features iconic hits such as Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, I Got Life and Good Morning Starshine.

Jake Quickenden’s stage credits include: Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure (Blackpool Opera House) and Cinderella (Kings Theatre Portsmouth). His screen work includes: Dancing On Ice, I’m A Celebrity, X Factor, The Chart Show, The Jump and Kelly’s Heroes.

Daisy Wood-Davis’ stage credits include: Dreamboats and Petticoats (Savoy Theatre and Playhouse Theatre) and The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour). Her screen credits include: Hollyoaks, EastEnders, Holby City and The Boat That Rocked.

Marcus Collins’ stage credits include: Hairspray (UK Tour) and Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre).

This 50th anniversary production is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Pippin, Rain Man, Aspects Of Love).

To book tickets for New Wimbledon Theatre, call 08448 717 646 or visit www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-theatre/.

Read more about Hair The Musical.

Image: Jake Quickenden (Berger) and Daisy Wood-Davis (Sheila) in Hair the Musical. Photo credit: Johan Persson.