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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Ended 4 Sep 2010 after 5 months
Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever.
Arguably the greatest rock musical of all time, Hair returns to the London stage with the Broadway transfer of this triumphant production. Karole Armitage's "turbo charged, highly erotic" choreography is a sight to behold, with the performances delivering incredible verve and energy.
Many of the songs have become ageless classics (Aquarius, Let the Sunshine in, Good Morning Starshine) and are delivered with an unmatched brilliance. The show features nudity, profanity, sexual acts and drugs and became an overnight sensation when it opened in 1968, and went on to play 1750 performances.
Set during the Vietnam war Hair explores the lives of a bohemian group of young drug popping, sexually liberated hippies, known as "The Tribe". Politically aware and fiercely anti-Vietnam one of the tribe (Claude) receives his conscript and must decide whether to go and fight for his country in a war he abhors, as his parents are pressuring him to do, or like his friends, defy the authorities and stand up for his belief of love and peace.
This takes him on a journey of discovery as he comes to terms with who is the real Claude, and whether he truly believes in the Age of Aquarius or is hiding from his responsibilities. To fight or not to fight, that is the question.
The lead character, Claude, was originally written as an alien from space who had come to earth in order to become a movie director.
Previews from: 1 April 2010
Opening night: 14 April 2010
Closing night: 4 September 2010
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical may not be appropriate for young theater goers under the age of 12. The production contains scenes that briefly depict profanity, nudity and simulated drug use. Children under four years of age will not be admitted.
Two hours 25 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
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