Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of HAIR
Rehearsals are under way 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.
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.
Photo Credit: Pamela Raith Photography
Alison Arnopp (Jeanie), Bradley Judge (Woof), Jake Quickenden (Berger) & Kelly Sweeney (Crissy)
Jake Quickenden (Berger) & Bradley Judge (Woof)
Jake Quickenden (Berger) & Spin (Ensemble)
Jake Quickenden (Berger) & William Whelton (Choreographer)
Jake Quickenden (Berger), Natalie Green (Mom) & Spin (Ensemble)
Jonathan O'Boyle (Director) & William Whelton (Choreographer)