Hair

10th October 2017 to 14th January 2018 – The Vaults, London

 

15th November to 3rd December 2016 – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Presented by Aria Entertainment, Senbla and Hope Mill Theatre

 

HAIR transfers to London, celebrating its 50th anniversary year! The acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre’s production of the iconic tribal rock musical directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, transferred to The Vaults, from WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER.

 

Like a mini Woodstock, from the moment the audience arrive, The Vaults is transformed into a fully immersive 60s venue, with psychedelic innovative design, iconic artwork and hippie flower power.

 

Set in New York in 1967, HAIR is the musical story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War.

 

Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifistic principles and risking his life.

 

This ground breaking musical was the first in a new age of what we now know as ‘the rock musical’. With its themes of war, prejudice, sexual freedom and self-discovery, HAIR is as relevant now as it was in the 60’s.

 

CAST

Dionne – SHEKINAH MCFARLANE

Berger – ANDY COXON

Woof – LIAM ROSS-MILLS

Hud – JAMMY KASONGO

Claude – ROBERT METSON

Sheila/Dance Captain – LAURA JOHNSON

Jeanie – JESSIE MAY

Crissy – KIRSTEN WRIGHT

Cassie/Mom – NATALIE GREEN

Lionel/Dad – DANIEL BAILEY

Ritchie/Margaret Mead – PATRICK GEORGE

Mary – KORYANN STEVENS

Jude – ADAM DAWSON

Tia – ABIOLA EFUNSHILE

 

Director – JONATHAN O’BOYLE

Musical Director – GARETH BRETHERTON

Choreographer – WILLIAM WHELTON

Designer – MAEVE BLACK

Lighting Designer – BEN M ROGERS

Sound Designer – CALUM ROBINSON

Sound Designer – MAX PERRYMENT

Resident Director – MAX REYNOLDS

Associate Sound Designer – FINDLAY CLAYDON

Casting Director – BEN NEWSOME

PR – DEBORAH GOODMAN PUBLICITY

General Manager – CHRIS MATANLÉ For Aria Entertainment

Assistant Producers for Senbla – KITTY STAFFORD-CLARK and ADAM FAZAKAS

Associate Producer – JOE C BROWN

Associate Producer – GUY JAMES

Producer – HOPE MILL THEATRE

Producer – OLLIE ROSENBLATT For Senbla

Producer – KATY LIPSON For Aria Entertainment

 

‘Theatrical gold’ – METRO ★★★★★

 

‘Sweetly Enticing’ – THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

 

‘Sheer, intoxicating joy’ – TIME OUT ★★★★

 

‘A joyous experience’ – EVENING STANDARD ★★★★

 

‘a terrific young cast and fine rock band’ – THE STAGE ★★★★