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After winning a WhatsOnStage award in 2018, this celebrated production will now embark on a colourful journey of peace and love to Cardiff as part of a UK tour after a London season.
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.
Monday 15 – Saturday 20th April – Evenings 7.30pm, Thursday & Saturday 2.30 + 7.30pm
Tickets: £17-£40 : Box office 02920 87 88 89 or book online

Jake Quickenden’s (Berger) stage credits include: Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure (Blackpool Opera House) and Cinderella (Kings Theatre Portsmouth). Jake’s screen credits include: Dancing On Ice, I’m A Celebrity, X Factor, The Chart Show, The Jump and Kelly’s Heroes.
Daisy Wood-Davis’ (Sheila) stage credits include: Dreamboats and Petticoats (Savoy Theatre and Playhouse Theatre) and The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour). Daisy’s screen credits include: Hollyoaks, EastEnders, Holby City and The Boat That Rocked.
Marcus Collins’ (Hud) stage credits include: Hairspray (UK Tour) and Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre). Marcus’ screen credits include X Factor.
Alison Arnopp’s (Jeanie) stage credits include: Eugenius! (The Other Palace), Club Mex (Hope Mill Theatre), The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse), Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Bernstein’s Mass (Royal Festival Hall), The Little Prince (Abu Dhabi Festival), Tannhaüser (Royal Opera House) and Re:Human (Vaults Festival, The Vaults).
Tom Bales’ (Margaret Mead) stage credits include: Pirates of Penzance (Wilton’s Music Hall), Knights of the Rose (Arts Theatre), Top Hat (Kilworth House) and Singin’ in the Rain (Grand Palais, Paris).
Louise Francis (Ensemble) trained at Guildford School of Acting and is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Hair – The Musical.
Natalie Green’s (Mom) stage credits include: Hair (The Vaults and Hope Mill Theatre), 21 Chump Street (The Courtyard Theatre), Wicked (UK and Ireland Tour), Parade (Southwark Playhouse), The Fix (Union Theatre), Seussical (Arts Theatre), They Shoot Horses Don’t They (George Wood Theatre), Inherit the Wind (King’s Head), Grease (European Tour), Godspell (Union Theatre) and Spring Awakening (UK Tour).
David Heywood’s (Ensemble) stage credits include: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Macron Stadium, Bolton), Maggie May (Liverpool Royal Court), Summer Holiday (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), Sleeping Beauty The Rock and Roll Panto (Theatr Clwyd), Dare Devil Rides to Jarama (UK Tour), Cinderella (Lawrence Batley Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (UAE Tour), Treasure Island (Birmingham Old Rep), Return to the Forbidden Planet (UK Tour and Deagu Opera House, South Korea), Dick Whittington The Rock and Roll Panto (City Varieties Music Hall), What the Ladybird Heard (International Tour), Privates on Parade (Brighton Theatre Royal) and The Matchgirls (Red Ladder Theatre). David’s screen credits include Peterloo.
Bradley Judge’s (Woof) stage credits include: Salad Days (UK Tour), Pippin (Southwark Playhouse and Hope Mill Theatre), Jack and the Beanstalk (Mansfield Palace Theatre), Yank! (Charing Cross Theatre), Grease (Royal Caribbean International), Aladdin (Runcorn Brindley Theatre), Don’t Run (Waterloo East Theatre), Sister Act (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Villages (The Other Palace) and Comrade Rockstar (Ivy Arts Centre).
Aiesha Pease’s (Dionne) stage credits include: Hadestown (National Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (Opera North), Sister Act (UK Tour), Hairspray (UK Tour), The World Goes Round (Finsbury Studios), Ragtime (Pleasance Theatre) and Witches of Eastwick (Bloomsbury Theatre).

Laura Sillett’s (Ensemble) stage credits include: Dick Whittington (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), Sweet Charity (The Watermill), The Selfish Giant (Vaudeville Theatre and Northampton Royal & Derngate Theatre), A Night at the Oscars (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Robin Hood & Babies in the Wood (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), Footloose (Peacock Theatre, UK & International Tour), Dreamboats & Petticoats (Cardiff New Theatre), Grease (Royal Caribbean Productions), Jack and the Beanstalk (Stafford Gatehouse), Pinocchio (UAE), Dreamboats & Miniskirts (UK Tour), The Snow Queen (UAE Tour), Dreamboats & Petticoats (UK Tour), Sleeping Beauty (Brighton Emporium Theatre), Marvin Hamlisch Concert (St. James Theatre) and There’ll Always be an England (Brick Lane Music Hall).
Spin’s (Ensemble) stage credits include: Dick Whittington (Plymouth Theatre Royal), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kilworth House Theatre), Five Guys Names Moe (Edinburgh Festival Square Theatre), In the Heights (Kings Cross Theatre), Tonight’s the Night (UK Tour), Hello Dolly (Leicester Curve Theatre), Hairspray (UK Tour), Disney’s High School Musical 2 (UK Tour), Fame (UK Tour), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Daddy Cool (UK Tour), Fame (Stage Entertainment) and Jesus Christ Super Star (Song Time Theatre Arts). Spin’s screen credits include: BBC Blast, The Lenny Henry Show, Stars in Their Eyes, Brit Awards, X Factor, VMA Awards, Olivier Awards and Finland’s Got Talent.
Kelly Sweeney’s (Crissy) stage credits include Unexpected Joy (Southwark Playhouse).
Paul Wilkins’ (Claude) stage credits include: The Dreamers (Abbey Road Studios), Les Misérables (Asian Tour and Queen’s Theatre), The Dreamers (Victoria Palace Theatre) and Ann Duck (National Theatre). Paul’s other credits include Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2).
Jonathan O’Boyle’s (Director) credits include: A Guide for the Homesick (Trafalgar Studios); Rain Man (UK Tour); Aspects of Love (Hope Mill Theatre); James Graham’s This House (National Theatre, Headlong and UK Tour); Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios); Pippin (Southwark Playhouse and Hope Mill Theatre); Dear Brutus (Southwark Playhouse); Hair (The Vaults and Hope Mill Theatre); Four Play (Theatre503); Sense of an Ending and Water Under the Board (Theatre503); The Surplus and All The Ways To Say Goodbye (Young Vic); The Verb, To Love and Made In Britain (Old Red Lion Theatre); Bash Latterday Plays (Trafalgar Studios) and King Lear and Broken Glass (Central School of Speech and Drama).
His Associate Director credits include: An American In Paris (Dominion Theatre); This House (Chichester Festival Theatre and Garrick Theatre); The Judas Kiss (Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York and Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Mack and Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre and UK Tour); Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre); Bull (Sheffield Crucible, Young Vic and New York); This Is My Family (Sheffield Theatres and UK Tour); The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic); My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible); The Village Bike (Sheffield Crucible) and Manon (Royal Opera House).
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Nathan Scott-Howe
Tuesday, April 9, 2019back



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