Following the critically-acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair – The Musical at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre and sell-out transfer to The Vaults, London, the production will now embark on a nationwide tour.
The award-winning production will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 22 March 2019, with national press night on 28 March, before visiting Cheltenham, Manchester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham, Sunderland, Dartford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Oxford, Sheffield, Brighton and Milton Keynes, with further dates to be announced in due course.
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 and 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, which is much-loved 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).