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. Winner of the 2018 WhatsOnStage Award, adored for its Grammy award-winning score featuring iconic hits such as ‘Aquarius’, ‘Let the Sunshine In’, ‘I Got Life’ and ‘Good Morning Starshine' this exuberant 50th anniversary production of the legendary rock musical HAIR bursts in full psychedelic glory, direct from a sell-out London run into theatres around the UK.
The cast of Hair
The cast for this show was one of the strongest and most talented casts ever. Everyone gave an equally incredible performance which is why I am literally struggling to mention any actor specifically. The development of each character was beautifully shown by every cast member and those absolutely mind-blowing harmonies were nailed by the cast from start to finish.
The idea of the band being on-stage was genius as this gave the actors and the band an ability to interact with each other. The members of the band also acted a little using their facial expression which was great as it gave more reactions to the scenes.
The direction by Jonathan O'Boyle was marvellous and very clever making sure that even little details are clear to the audience, the choreography by William Whelton was impeccable, utterly mesmerizing and did leave me speechless, and the set designed by Maeve Black was magnificent and exceptionally well though through.
The show is produced by Senbla, Aria Entertainment and the Hope Mill Theatre. I thought I'd mention that every production produced by both Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment I have seen was stunning and extraordinary and I feel like they're becoming the gods of theatre. Their productions just keep getting better and better.
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Overall, this show is the meaning of Perfection. It is anabsolutelyremarkable must see!