Following a sell-out run as part of The Turbine on the Jetty season, Hair The Musical (In Concert), directed by Arlene Phillips, will now play two performances at the London Palladium on Sunday 13th June, and two performances at Southampton Mayflower Theatre on 27th June 2021. The performances were originally planned for earlier this year, but were delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
nHair The Musical (In Concert) has book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, musical direction by Paul Schofield, design by David Shields, lighting and video design by Andrew Exeter and sound design by Dan Samson. Hair The Musical will once again be directed by Arlene Phillips.
The cast are Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress), Jordan Luke Gage (Bat Out Of Hell and & Juliet), Grace Mouat (SiX and & Juliet), Millie O’Connell (SiX, Rent), Jodie Steele (Heathers, SiX) and Layton Williams (Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, Rent).
Please note that all cast are subject to availability and may change before the performance dates.
The American tribal love rock musical Hair celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. In this specially produced concert version, get ready to groove to an infectiously energetic rock beat with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, Hair remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.
ARLENE PHILLIPS – DIRECTOR
Arlene Phillips is a showbiz legend honoured as a CBE for her services to dance; she has worked with stars from film and TV, to theatre and arenas, as well as becoming one of Britain’s favourite television judges.
TV Judge: P&O Strictly Come Dancing Cruise, CBC: Over The Rainbow. BBC1: So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly Dance Fever, DanceX, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.
Arenas: Monty Python Live at the O2, Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games, The 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Official Theme with Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras, Donna Summer Live at Universal Amphitheatre.
Director: 27: The Rise Of A Falling Star, Judy – The Songbook of Judy Garland, Saturday Night Fever, international productions of Starlight Express, US Tours of Joseph and Jesus Christ Superstar, Lord of the Dance, The Songbook of Judy Garland, Brazouka, Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games.
Choreographer: Musicals: Jackie The Musical, Starlight Express, Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, The Sound of Music, Grease, We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, EFX at the MGM Grand. Plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Allelujah (both at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner).
Concerts: Candoco Dance Company: You and I Know, Utopia: Roundhouse Live Lates (Penny Woolcock), Whelan/Watson: Other Stories, Lesley Garrett: A Night At The Opera, Midsummer Classics at The Royal Albert Hall, Bolshoi Ballet: An Evening with Gedeminas Taranda.
Films: Annie (John Huston), Legend (Ridley Scott), White Hunter, Black Heart (Clint Eastwood), Salome’s Last Dance (Ken Russell), Monty Python’s Meaning of Life and Wind in the Willows (Terry Jones), The Hunger (Tony Scott), Can’t Stop The Music (Nancy Walker), It Couldn’t Happen Here (The Pet Shop Boys).
Television: BBC2: The Entire Universe, BBC1: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Russell T, Davies), The Olivier Awards, An Evening with Michael Ball, The Brit Awards, The Royal Variety Show, Children in Need, Not the Nine O’clock News, Party in the Park, Party at the Palace, Kenny Everett Video Show.
Music Videos: Freddie Mercury, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Queen, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, AC/DC, The Bee Gees, Duran Duran, Aretha Franklin, Kiss, George Michael, Cliff Richard, Robbie Williams.
Commercials: Arlene has choreographed over one hundred TV commercials including Gtech AirRam, 7-Up, American Express, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Levi Jeans, Vidal Sassoon.
Presenter: BBC1: Holding Back The Years, Celebrity Home Secrets, Life on a Plate, 3 Rings, Homeopathy UK, McCarthy & Stone Colourful Characters & Colour Report, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, National Dance Awards, DanceUK, National Dance Awards, Women’s Institute, ENB Emerging Dancer Awards, Public Health England, Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Strictly Specsavers, Newsroom’s Got Talent, Manchester United Foundation Strictly United, International Women’s Day, GSK, Nivea, Smoking Cessation, GOPO, NEST Pensions, RNIB, Save the Children, BUPA, BT Vision, Carnation, Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Research UK
Producer: Channel 4 The Sound of Musicals, The Very Hot Gossip Show, ITV Britannia High, BBC DanceX. ABC Dance War and Barbie Dance DVD, Midnight Tango.
Paul Taylor-Mills is the Artistic Director of The Turbine Theatre at The Battersea Power Station, London. He has worked as Advisory Producer to Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Really Useful Group and is former Artistic Director of The Other Palace Theatre, London.
Recent credits include: At the Turbine Theatre Torch Song, High Fidelity and Cat In The Hat. Elsewhere, Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Other Palace (winner of the WhatsOnStage Best New Musical Award), Murder For Two at the Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace, The Wild Party at The Other Palace, European Premiere of Disney’s Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal and Derngate, Northampton, Side Show at Southwark Playhouse, The Last Five Years at the St. James Theatre (winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production) End of The Rainbow on UK Tour, In The Heights at Kings Cross Theatre and Southwark Playhouse (winner of three Olivier Awards), Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse, Carrie The Musical at Southwark Playhouse (winner of The WhatsOnStage Off West End Award), and Associate Producer on The Importance Of Being Earnest starring David Suchet on UK Tour and the Vaudeville Theatre.
Paul Taylor-Mills presents
Hair The Musical (In Concert)
Dates: London Palladium on Sunday 13 June at 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Southampton Mayflower Theatre on Sunday 27 June at 5.00pm and 8.00pm
Address: The Turbine Theatre, Arches Lane, Circus West Village, London, SW11 8AB
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