The recent revival of the rock musical Hair is set to tour the UK next year beginning at the New Wimbledon Theatre in March 2019. Jonathan O’Boyle’s production opened at the Hope Mill Theatre in early 2017 before transferring to The Vaults in London, where it enjoyed a three-month run. Hair tells the story of the “tribe”: a political group of hippies living in New York protesting against the Vietnam War. It has music by Galt McDermot, lyrics and a book by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, featuring songs such as “Aquarius”, “Let the Sun Shine In” and “Good Morning Star Shine.”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Off-Broadway premiere of Hair, originally billed as the American tribal love-rock musical, at New York's Public Theatre.