Hair
by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot, 16-26 June 2010


“Long, Straight, Curly, Fuzzy”

In June 2010 Sedos brings peace, love and understanding to the Bridewell with a new production of Hair. From 1967 to today, Hair has brought joy to theatres across the world with songs including 'Aquarius', 'I Got Life', 'Hair', 'Frank Mills', 'Good Morning Starshine' and 'Let The Sun Shine In'.

“Knotted, Polka-dotted, Twisted, Beaded, Braided”

Hair broke the mould in the 60s – the rock-musical phenomenon had arrived. Rejecting the conventions of traditional musicals, Hair gave a theatrical voice to important issues of the time – racism, sexuality, drugs and Vietnam. Hair became a beacon of hope to a disaffected generation and has continued to inspire audiences ever since.

“Bangled, Tangled, Spangled and Spaghettied”

With war and political unrest rampant a revival of Hair couldn’t be more apt. Hair is a reaction to youth wanting answers to hidden secrets in power. Given the revelations over the past year regarding MP’s expenses, lies and the lack of answers regarding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - it is the time to make an artistic response.

“Gleaming, Steaming, Flaxen, Waxen!"

Turn up, tune in and drop out with the Drop City Tribe. Recharge your cosmic battery and join the Be-In at the Bridewell.

Hair - the new musical experience from Sedos.


Show Gallery

 

Reviews
The buzz about Hair continues with a message from Andy Forray, who was in the original 1968 London cast - see the image below. Andy came to see the show on opening night and next day he wrote: "Tell the cast that they rekindled the joy and spirit of Hair within me and I've told everybody I know it's the best production I've seen in years and to go and see for themselves".


Hair Trailer



Hair - Past And Present
Three generations of Hair met last at the opening night of Hair. Amongst those who watched as the latest generation rocked the Bridewell Theatre were Sonja Kristina and Liz White, who both played Chrissy in the original 1968 London cast, Andy Forray, who played Margaret Mead in the original 1968 London cast, and Andree Bernard, who played Sheila in the 1993 London cast. And, as is traditional, they joined the Drop City Tribe onstage for the encore ‘Let the Sunshine in’! Thanks to Michael Smith for the photo.



Hair Vlog

The Drop City Tribe will be vlogging from rehearsals as they journey from page to stage. Each week you’ll meet the cast and be given unique access to the rehearsal process - giving everyone the opportunity to ‘Let the Sunshine In’.

Watch the latest podcast below, or CLICK HERE to visit the Sedos Video channel and follow the entire series.




Hair Wallpaper
Take the Hair experience home with one of our Wallpapers, ideal for the home and the office!

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Rehearsal Gallery


Cast

CLAUDE - Benjamin Long
BERGER - Chris Purcell
SHEILA - Kaytie M Lee 
CHRISSY - Katie Evans
JEANIE - Emma Ingham

HUD - Michael O Whittaker
WOOF - Tom Idelson
DIONNE - Marc Morgan

TRIBE

Stephen Beeny
Jo Donnelly
Trevor Harvey
Maggy Hopson

Matthew Hudson
Robert Ingham
Alpho Johnson

Genevieve Lane
Imelda Maguire
Alyse Mariani
Bo Morgan
Marieta Park
Fran Rafferty
Tamara Swanson
Ric Thomas
Edward Walsh
Jenny Webby


Director and Co-Producer: Matthew Prince
Musical Director and Co-Producer: Matthew Gould
Choreographer: Ruth Sullivan


Hair

Book & Lyrics
Gerome Ragni & James Rado
Music by
Galt Macdermot

Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler
Originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival

An amateur production by arrangement with Musicscope & Stage Musicals Ltd of New York

The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane, Off Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

Wed 16-Sat 19 June, 7.30pm
Tue 22-Sat 26 June, 7.30pm
Matinée Sat 19 & Sat 26 June, 3pm


Tickets £15 (£12.50 - concession: Sedos members, under 16s and registered unemployed)

At each performance a small number of Sofa Seats will be available at £10. You will be part of the action! Please note these have now sold out.


Gala Opening Wed 16 June

Ticket includes champagne reception and souvenir programme

Be-In Sat 19 June, 7.30pm
£20 (no concessions)
Ticket includes cocktail reception and souvenir programme. Join cast and crew for after-show drinks. 1967 hippie attire encouraged!

Charity Night Tue 22 June
50% of proceeds donated to Half Moon Young People’s Theatre Sedos Charity of the Year 2010

 

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