Complete casting has been confirmed for the upcoming 50th anniversary tour of Hair the Musical.
Opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on the 21st March 2019, full casting for the 50th anniversary UK tour of Hair has been confirmed.
Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the production is set to star 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. They will be joined on stage by Alison Arnopp, Tom Bales, Louise Francis, Natalie Green, David Heywood, Bradley Judge, Aiesha Pease, Laura Sillett, Spin, Kelly Sweeney and Paul Wilkins.
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.
Having won a WhatsOnStage Award this year, the production will tour to Cheltenham, Manchester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham, Sunderland, Dartford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Oxford, Sheffield, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Wolverhampton, Cologne and Glasgow.
The musical is known for its Grammy award-winning score featuring iconic hits such as ‘Aquarius’, ‘Let the Sun Shine In’, ‘I Got Life’ and ‘Good Morning Starshine’. It was written by Gerome Ragni (book and lyrics), James Rado (book and lyrics) and Galt MacDermot (music).
As well as being directed by Jonathan O’Boyle the creative team includes Gareth Bretherton (Musical Director), William Whelton (Choreographer), Maeve Black (Designer), Ben M Rogers (Lighting Designer), Calum Robinson (Sound Designer), Max Perryment (Soundscape Designer) and is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Joseph Houston and William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla.