Hair Cast

December 11, 2018 | By | Reply More

Casting announced for Playhouse dates of Hair the Musical

Jake Quickenden, Daisy Wood-Davis and Marcus Collins will lead the cast of the UK tour of Hair the Musical when it arrives at the Edinburgh Playhouse in June 2019.

The award winning Hope Mill Theatre production, revived in its 2016 50th anniversary incarnation, will set out on its journey of peace and love from New Wimbledon Theatre on 21 March 2019.

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

Dancing on Ice 2018 champion Jake Quickenden will play the free-spirited Berger with Hollyoaks’ Daisy Wood-Davis as passionate activist Sheila. XFactor 2011 finalist and musical theatre regular Marcus Collins will play, Hud the self-declared “president of the United States of Love”.

It’s 1967 and Hair’s hippie ‘tribe’ of 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.

The tribe’s nominal leader Claude, whose deliberations over rejecting the draft form much of the show’s political questioning, will be played by Paul Wilkins, with Alison Arnopp as Jeanie who is love with him. Bradley Judge plays the gentle Woof and Kelly Sweeny will be the young and innocent Crissy

Tom Bales will play tourist Margaret Mead and Natalie Green will play Mom. The ensemble will be completed by Louise Francis, David Heywood, Aiesha Pease and Spin.

Creative team

Director JonathanO’Boyle is reunited with his creative team from Hope Mill Theatre of Gareth Bretherton (MD), William Whelton (Choreographer), Maeve Black (Designer) and Ben M Rogers (Lighting Design).

Jake Quickenden and Daisy Wood Davis. Pic Johan Persson

Hair is recognised 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 is written by Gerome Ragni (book and lyrics), James Rado (book and lyrics) and Galt MacDermot (music).

After opening in Wimbledon, the tour will visit Cheltenham, Manchester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham, Sunderland, Dartford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Oxford, Sheffield, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Wolverhampton, Cologne and Glasgow.

Listings

Hair the Musical 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. Tickets and Details: Book 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 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 10 – Sat 15 June 2019 Porsmouth King’s Theatre 023 9282 8282 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
Mon 15 – Sat 20 Jul 2019 Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652 Book online
Mon 23 – Sat 27 Jul 2019 Wolverhampton Grand Theatre 01902 42 92 12 Book online
Wed 7 – Sat 8 Aug 2019 Glasgow King’s Theatre 0844 871 7648 Book online
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