Full casting has been announced for the 50th anniversary production of Hair—The Musical, which was acclaimed in 2018 and will now begin a second journey March 21, 2019, at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
Leading the cast will be Dancing on Ice 2018 champion Jake Quickenden as Berger, Hollyoaks’ Daisy Wood-Davis as Sheila, and X Factor 2011 finalist Marcus Collins as Hud.
The three will be joined by Alison Arnopp, Tom Bales, Louise Francis, Natalie Green, David Heywood, Bradley Judge, Aiesha Pease, Laura Sillett, Spin, Kelly Sweeney, and Paul Wilkins.
Following Wimbledon, the tour will subsequently play Cheltenham, Manchester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham, Sunderland, Dartford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Oxford, Sheffield, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Wolverhampton, Cologne, and Glasgow.
Hair 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. The creative team also includes musical director Gareth Bretherton, choreographer William Whelton, designer Maeve Black, lighting designer Ben M Rogers, sound designer Calum Robinson, and soundscape designer Max Perryment.
Producers are Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Joseph Houston & William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre, and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla.