Cast announced for the 2019 tour of HAIR – THE MUSICAL

Full casting has been announced for the critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair – The Musical. 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, Tom Bales, Louise Francis, Natalie Green, David Heywood, Bradley Judge, Aiesha Pease, Laura Sillett, Spin, Kelly Sweeney and Paul Wilkins.

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 on 21 March 2019, 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.

Hair, which is adored for its Grammy award-winning score featuring iconic hits such as ‘Aquarius’, ‘Let the Sun Shine In’, ‘I Got Life’ and ‘Good Morning Starshine’ is written by Gerome Ragni (book and lyrics), James Rado (book and lyrics) and Galt MacDermot (music).

The 50th anniversary production has been cast by the previous head of BBC casting Jane Deitch and is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Pippin, Rain Man, Aspects Of Love), who is reunited with the brilliant 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), Max Perryment (Soundscape Designer) and producers Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Joseph Houston & William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla.

New Wimbledon Theatre
Thur 21 March – Sat 30 March

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
Mon 1 April – Sat 6 April

Manchester Palace Theatre
Mon 8 April – Sat 13 April

Cardiff New Theatre
Mon 15 April – Sat 21 April
Access Performance: Sat 20 Apr 2.30pm – BSL performance

Plymouth Theatre Royal
Mon 22 April – Sat 27 April
Access Performance: Sat 27 Apr 2.30pm – Touch tour & audio described performance

Birmingham New Alexandra
Mon 29 April – Sat 4 May
Access Performance: Tues 30 April 7.30pm – BSL performance

Sunderland Empire
Mon 6 May – Sat 11 May 08448 713 022

Dartford Orchard Theatre
Mon 13 May – Sat 18 May

Liverpool Empire
Mon 20 May – Sat 25 May

Portsmouth King’s Theatre
Mon 10 June – Sat 15 June

Edinburgh Playhouse
Mon 17 June – Sat 22 June

Oxford New Theatre
Mon 24 June – Sat 29 June

Sheffield Lyceum
Mon 1 July – Sat 6 July

Brighton Theatre Royal
Mon 8 July – Sat 13 July

Milton Keynes Theatre
Mon 15 July – Sat 20 July

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tues 23 – Sat 27 July

Kölner Philharmonie
Tues 30 July – Sat 3 Aug

Glasgow Kings Theatre
Wed 7 – Sat 10 Aug _____________________________________________________________

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