Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger in the new 50th anniversary production of Hair. The rock musical opens at London’s fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from Wednesday 4th October 2017 and is now to run to Saturday 13th January 2018.
The youthful cast will bring the original protest musical to life, in the intimate theatre seating just 200, revealing every emotion up close and personal through Hair’s drug-fuelled journey.
Andy Coxton (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Les Misérables – West End) is currently starring as Mitch in the acclaimed London production of Yank! (Charing Cross Theatre).
The cast for this thrilling, young and moving production of Hair is: Daniel Bailey (Motown The Musical – Shaftesbury Theatre, The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre), Berger – Andy Coxton (Mitch in Yank! – Charing Cross Theatre), Adam Dawson (Jet in West Side Story RSC Live – Stratford), Margaret Mead – Patrick George (Cats – UK tour), Hud – Jammy Kasongo (Beautiful The Carole King Musical – Aldwych), Jeanie – Jessie May (Fiona in Blondel – The New Union Theatre, Rock Of Ages – UK tour). Returning to the production from the acclaimed Manchester run are: Cassie – Natalie Green (Wicked – UK tour), Sheila – Laura Johnson (Rizzo in Grease – UK tour), Dionne – Shekina McFarlane (Parade – Hope Mill Theatre, The Lion King – UK & International tour), Claude – Robert Metson (Ryan in Bear – Southwark Playhouse), Woof – Liam Ross-Mills (Les Misérables – West End, Ben in Ushers: The Front of House Musical – Charing Cross Theatre), Mary – Koryann Stevens (West Side Story – Live Nation) and Chrissy – Kirsten Wright (Our Seasons End – The AC Group).
Hair changed the face of musical theatre and is still ground-breaking at the age of fifty. Hair opened off-Broadway in 1967, and to open this genuinely new production off-West-End in 2017 is the perfect move for Hope Mill Theatre’s acclaimed production, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle – as relevant now as it was in the 60s.
Like a mini Woodstock, from the moment the audience arrive, The Vaults is transformed into a fully immersive 60s venue, with psychedelic, innovative creatives, iconic artwork and hippie flower power. With a 60s themed pop up restaurant and themed drinks; plus stalls including: vintage 60s and tie dye clothes, 60s smiley badges and memorabilia, hippie wigs and flower headdresses, vinyl’s – everything needed for a legal high. The audience then move through to the theatre space for Hair – the musical that changed the face of the modern musical.
For more details and to book, see: www.hair50.com.