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.
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 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) 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.
New Wimbledon Theatre Fri 22 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
Plymouth Theatre Royal Mon 22 April – Sat 27 April
Birmingham New Alexandra Mon 29 April – Sat 4 May
Sunderland Empire Mon 6 May – Sat 11 May
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