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Geoids Amateur Musical Theatre Company will present a new revival of rock musical Hair at the Bridewell Theatre in central London from 26 to 30 April 2016.
Almost 50 years after it was first performed at Joe Papp's Public Theater in New York City, the musical embraces the hippie ideology of the late 1960s that sought a new world order based on love, peace and harmony. Featuring book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, the iconic score features songs such as "Hair", "Let the Sunshine In", "I Got Life" and "Aquarius".
This new production is co-directed by Julia Kleinsteuber-Walker and Edward Steward, with choreography by Julia Kleinsteuber-Walker and musical direction by Edward Steward. It is produced by Will Howells on behalf of Geoids.
"The Tribe have chosen to live together in a commune led by the charismatic Berger. As they act out their lives, we glimpse their beliefs and vision for a better world. At a time when thousands of young men were going to fight in Vietnam, they refused, and dared for the first time to challenge authority."
Lead cast for the production includes Charlie Welch (Sheila), Franciscus Prins(Claude), Barry Lattimore-Quinn (Berger), Hannah Parker Smith (Jeanie) and Melisa Minton-Djoumessi (Dionne).
Hair premiered off-Broadway at the Public Theatre on 17 October 1967 and later transferred to Broadway's Biltmore Theatre on 29 April 1968 where it ran for four years and 1,750 performances. The musical was last seen in the West End in 2010 where it ran for four months at the Gielgud Theatre in a production directed by Diane Paulus.
Established in 1930, Geoids Musical Theatre aims to entertain audiences in central London with a varied annual programme. The company are members of NODA, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association who aim to make amateur theatre successful and sustainable nationwide.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.