Full casting has now been announced for the 50th anniversary tour of Hair The Musical, coming to Manchester Palace Theatre in April 2019.

The cast will be lead by Hollyoaks’ Daisy Wood-Davis as Sheila, Jake Quickenden as Berger and X Factor 2011 finalist Marcus Collins as Hud.  Joining them are Alison Arnopp, Tom Bales, Louise Francis, Natalie Green, David Heywood, Bradley Judge, Aiesha Pease, Laura Sillett, Spin, Kelly Sweeney and Paul Wilkins.

The 50th anniversary production has been cast by the previous head of BBC casting Jane Deitch and is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Pippin, Rain Man, Aspects Of Love), who is reunited with the brilliant creative team from Hope Mill Theatre: Gareth Bretherton (Musical Director), William Whelton (Choreographer), Maeve Black (Designer), Ben M Rogers (Lighting Designer), Calum Robinson (Sound Designer), Max Perryment (Soundscape Designer) and producers Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Joseph Houston and William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla.

What is Hair The Musical about?

Welcome to the Age of Aquarius. It’s 1967 and Hair’s hippie ‘tribe’ youngsters in the East Village of New York are yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. Wild, colourful, sexually liberated and free, they are united in protest and song, under the shadow of the Vietnam War.

Hair features a Grammy award-winning score featuring icon hits Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, I Got Life and Good Morning Starshine.

Jake Quickenden (Berger) and Daisy Wood-Davis (Sheila) will star in Hair The Musical at Manchester Opera House - image courtesy Johan Persson

Jake Quickenden (Berger) and Daisy Wood-Davis (Sheila) will star in Hair The Musical at Manchester Palace Theatre – image courtesy Johan Persson

When does Hair The Musical run at Manchester Palace Theatre?

Hair The Musical runs at Manchester Palace Theatre from 8-13 April 2019.

main image of Hair The Musical courtesy Anthony Robling