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UK tour of the 50th anniversary production of Hair – The Musical opens at New Wimbledon Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING the critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair – The Musical at Hope Mill Theatre and sell-out transfer to The Vaults, London, the celebrated production will now embark on a nationwide tour.

This award-winning production (2018 WhatsOnStage Award – Best Off-West End Production) will open at New Wimbledon Theatre on March 22, 2019, before visiting Cheltenham, Manchester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham, Sunderland, Dartford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Oxford, Sheffield, Brighton and Milton Keynes, with further dates to be announced.

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.

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

The 50th anniversary production is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Pippin, Rain Man, Aspects Of Love), who is reunited with the creative team from Hope Mill Theatre: Gareth Bretherton (Musical Director), William Whelton (Choreographer), Maeve Black (Designer), Ben M Rogers (Lighting Designer), Calum Robinson (Sound Designer) and producers Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Joseph Houston & William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre, Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla, and associate producer Guy James.

The production will be cast by the previous BBC Head of Casting Jane Deitch, and will be announced in due course.

Hair contains nudity and is suitable for ages 14+.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.hair50.com/.