Let the sun shine on a new national tour of Hope Mill's 50th anniversary staging of Hair

03 Oct
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Picture: Anthony Robling

First presented at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, Hair – The Musical then went on to enjoy a sell-out transfer to London’s The Vaults. Now a national audience is going to have the chance to see this award-winning production, kicking off with the New Wimbledon Theatre. Are you ready for the Age of ‘Aquarius’?

The tour 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).