50th Anniversary Production of Hair to Transfer to London’s Vaults

London News   50th Anniversary Production of Hair to Transfer to London’s Vaults
 
The South Bank venue will be transformed into an immersive venue.
Sash Allen (center) and the cast of the 2009 Broadway revival of <i>Hair</i>
Sash Allen (center) and the cast of the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair Joan Marcus

A 50th anniversary production of the Broadway musical Hair that was seen at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre in 2016 is to transfer to London's The Vaults, beginning performances October 4 prior to an official opening October 10, for a run through December 3.

According to press materials, The Vaults is to be transformed into a fully immersive ’60s venue, with psychedelic innovative creatives, iconic artwork, and hippie flower power. With ’60s-themed pop-up restaurants and themed drinks, plus stalls including vintage ’60s and tie-dye clothes, ’60s smiley badges and memorabilia, hippie wigs and flower headdresses, the audience moves through to the intimate theatre, which seats just 200.

Produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla with Joseph Houston and William Whelton of the Hope Mills Theatre, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the show's original Off-Broadway opening in 1967.

In a press statement, the producers commented, “We were overwhelmed by the reaction to our vibrant young production of Hair—and it deserved a future. We saw The Vaults and knew this continually topical and moving musical needed to be celebrated in London, as it hits 50.”

Hair is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, with choreography by William Whelton, musical direction by Gareth Bretherton, set and costumes by Maeve Black, and sound by Max Perryment and Chris Bogg.

Casting is still to be confirmed.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7401 9603 or visit www.hair50.com.

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