Hair for Playhouse

October 2, 2018 | By | Reply More

June date for cult sixties musical

Cult sixties musical Hair is set to tour the UK next year, playing the Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2019.

The production from Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre was first staged in 2016 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the musical.

Hair at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Pic Anthony Robling

Hair at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Pic Anthony Robling

The tour will open in the New Wimbledon Theatre in March 2019, with confirmed dates in Manchester, BirminghamSunderlandLiverpool, EdinburghOxfordBrighton and Milton Keynes.

In the sixties, the musical’s profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence towards the American flag, and its much talked about nude scene caused much controversy.



It’s 1967, the ‘Age of Aquarius’, and Hair’s tribe of hippie 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’s Grammy award-winning score features such 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).

Jonathan O’Boyle will be returning to direct the show, with choreography by William Whelton and design by Maeve Black who were also involved in the original Hope Mill production.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Listings

Hair
Playhouse 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Mon 17 – Sat 22 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm. Matinees: Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Book tickets here: Click here to book online.

tr>Mon 15 – Sat 20 Jul 2019 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre0844 871 7652Book online

Hair on tour 2019:
Mon 25 – Sat 30 Mar 2019 Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
Mon 1 – Sat 6 April 2019 Cheltenham
Everyman Theatre
01242 572573 Book online
Mon 8 – Sat 13 Apr 2019 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
Mon 15 – Sat 20 April 2019 Cardiff
New Theatre
029 2087 8889 Book online
Mon 22 – Sat 27 April 2019 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 230440 Book online
Mon 29 Apr – Sat 4 May 2019 Birmingham
The New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
Mon 6 – Sat 11 May 2019 Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
Mon 13 – Sat 18 July 2019 Dartford
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
Mon 20 – Sat 25 May 2019 Liverpool
Empire
08448 713 017 Book online
Mon 17 – Sat 22 Jun 2019 Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
Mon 24 – Sat 29 Jun 2019 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
Mon 1 – Sat 6 July 2019 Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 Book online
Mon 8 – Sat 13 Jul 2019 Brighton
Theatre Royal
0844 871 7650 Book online

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