Hair

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Previewed 1 April 2010, Opened 14 April 2010, Closed 4 September 2010 at the Gielgud Theatre in London

The 2009 Tony Award Winning production of the musical Hair in London! A celebration of life, love and freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change, the musical Hair features some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage, including Let The Sun Shine In, I Got Life, Hair and Aquarius.

This revival production won the 2009 Tony Award for 'Best Revival', and now, for the first time in West End history, the entire original Broadway cast transfers to the London stage - don't miss this Tony Award winning company currently wowing audiences and critics alike in New York. Hair has book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. This production is directed by Diane Paulus with designs by Scott Pask, costumes by Michael McDonald, lighting by Michael Chybowski, choreography by Karole Armitage and sound by Acme Sound Partners.

"Happily, apart from a dire pseudo-druggy start, happy, hippy Hair is a hit thanks to songs untarnished by time, such as Aquarius, Manchester England and Good Morning Starshine. And despite looking like Neil from The Young Ones, Gavin Creel shines as its star, Claude. Hair has a lot more to offer than nostalgia - it's all about a great cast having a ball and wanting the audience to as well. So yep, it's well worth the 'trip'" The News of the World

Hair is the peacenik rock musical that let it all hang out... The story, such as it is, is a bit of a mess... But the costumes are spectacular: fabulously fringed, patched, flared, crocheted, tie-dyed and embroidered. There are groovy songs... and an impressive cast sing, shimmy and shake with gusto, and yet, in spite of its emotional overflow, the show somehow remains oddly passionless and wholly uninvolving. A period piece strictly for the nostalgic." The Mail on Sunday

"How does this acclaimed Broadway revival of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical fare in the UK - always a sour, punkish sort of place? Can we, like, lose our mean-spirited negative mind-set and get with the groove?... The abiding sense is of a deeply ignorant, spoilt and self-adoring generation who were given pretty much everything on a plate, and still demanded more... The director Diane Paulus's staging is loud and hugely lively... The one undeniable silver lining is Galt MacDermot's songs, despite the iffy lyrics. Aquarius, Ain't Got No and Let the Sun Shine In are true anthems, and with the last, the climactic 10 minutes suddenly take on an emotional power, passion and elegiac anger entirely lacking in the stoned and rambling 2 1/2-hour lead-up. The tribe move apart, and behind them there is Claude, lying still and cold in his army uniform. The 1960s are dead." The Sunday Times

The stage musical Hair in London at the Gielgud Theatre previewed from 1 April 2010, opened on 14 April 2010 and closed on 4 September 2010.