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HAIR

Ended 4 Sep 2010 after 5 months

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Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever.

Time Magazine

Closed 4 Sep 2010

Make love, not war

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.

What is Hair about?

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.

Did you know?

The lead character, Claude, was originally written as an alien from space who had come to earth in order to become a movie director.

Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 1 April 2010

Opening night: 14 April 2010

Closing night: 4 September 2010

Audience

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.

Run time

Two hours 25 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

Show times

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 Evening8:008:008:008:008:008:00-

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WHAT WE SAY

Great night out: Guaranteed!
Morning after effect: Good Morning Starshine...
Recommend to friends: especially flower... more »

What You Say

32 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

Maija: “What A Show!”

I saw the show in New York last year and want to see it again in London. Th... more

Gavin Fernandes: “Let The Sun Shine In!”

Last summer 2009 at the end of my four week summer vacation I went to see... more

Ali: “Just Simply Amazing!”

I saw this show back in February in NYC and it was fantastic. I took my two... more

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