HAIR THE MUSICAL (IN CONCERT)

Following a sell-out run as part of The Turbine on the Jetty season, Hair The Musical (In Concert), directed by Arlene Phillips, will now play two performances at the London Palladium on Sunday 13 June, and two performances at Southampton Mayflower Theatre on 27 June 2021. The performances were originally planned for earlier this year, but were delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Hair The Musical (In Concert) has book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, musical direction by Paul Schofield, design by David Shields, lighting and video design by Andrew Exeter and sound design by Dan Samson. Hair The Musical will once again be directed by Arlene Phillips.

The cast are Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Nicole Raquel Dennis (Dear Evan HansenWaitress), Jordan Luke Gage (Bat Out Of Hell and & Juliet), Grace Mouat (SiX and & Juliet), Millie O’Connell (SiX, Rent), Jodie Steele (Heathers, SiX) and Layton Williams (Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, Rent).

Please note that all cast are subject to availability and may change before the performance dates.

 

Please click HERE to watch the Hair The Musical trailer.

 

The American tribal love rock musical Hair celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. In this specially produced concert version, get ready to groove to an infectiously energetic rock beat with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, Hair remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

THE TURBINE THEATRE

 

GENERATING NEW WORK.      POWERING PREMIERES.      RE-ENERGISING CLASSICS.

Artistic Director, Paul Taylor-Mills opened The Turbine Theatre in August 2019. On the banks of the Thames next to the iconic Battersea Power Station, the theatre is located under the Grosvenor Bridge railway arches at Circus West Village, the first chapter of the iconic Battersea Power Station’s regeneration, which is already a thriving riverside destination located at the foot of the iconic Grade II* listed landmark. The Turbine on the Jetty will take place in the open air on the landing jetty at Battersea, allowing social distancing.

 

The Turbine Theatre is an intimate theatre with big ambitions. Everything we do revolves around one simple idea: powering the imagination. For the Turbine one the Jetty we have curated a line-up of entertainment including music, cabaret, Shakespeare, musical theatre and children’s shows

 

New energy drives everything we do, from festivals of brand-new work, world premieres of new productions and classic stories reimagined for contemporary audiences.

Every story is a journey and The Turbine Theatre aims to be just the first stage for every idea, risk and labour of love that is brought to life in this electric new environment. We want to be the spark for the most talented and diverse voices that theatre has to offer. Now, more than ever, we feel it is vital to provide a platform for the artists and and ideas of tomorrow.

We’re also passionate about playing a vital role at the heart of the emerging local Battersea community, offering a dynamic public space by day, and a groundbreaking theatre by night.

 

HAIR:

 

ARLENE PHILLIPS – DIRECTOR

 

Arlene Phillips is a showbiz legend honoured as a CBE for her services to dance; she has worked with stars from film and TV, to theatre and arenas, as well as becoming one of Britain’s favourite television judges.

TV Judge:  P&O Strictly Come Dancing Cruise, CBC: Over The Rainbow. BBC1: So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly Dance Fever, DanceX, Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

Arenas: Monty Python Live at the O2, Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games, The 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Official Theme with Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras, Donna Summer Live at Universal Amphitheatre.

Director: 27: The Rise Of A Falling Star, Judy – The Songbook of Judy Garland, Saturday Night Fever, international productions of Starlight Express, US Tours of Joseph and Jesus Christ Superstar, Lord of the Dance, The Songbook of Judy Garland, Brazouka, Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Manchester XVII Commonwealth Games.

Choreographer: Musicals: Jackie The Musical, Starlight Express, Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, The Sound of Music, Grease, We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar, EFX at the MGM Grand. Plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Allelujah (both at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner).

Concerts: Candoco Dance Company: You and I Know, Utopia: Roundhouse Live Lates (Penny Woolcock), Whelan/Watson: Other Stories, Lesley Garrett: A Night At The Opera, Midsummer Classics at The Royal Albert Hall, Bolshoi Ballet: An Evening with Gedeminas Taranda.

Films: Annie (John Huston), Legend (Ridley Scott), White Hunter, Black Heart (Clint Eastwood), Salome’s Last Dance (Ken Russell), Monty Python’s Meaning of Life and Wind in the Willows (Terry Jones), The Hunger (Tony Scott), Can’t Stop The Music (Nancy Walker), It Couldn’t Happen Here (The Pet Shop Boys).

Television: BBC2: The Entire Universe, BBC1: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Russell T, Davies), The Olivier Awards, An Evening with Michael Ball, The Brit Awards, The Royal Variety Show, Children in Need, Not the Nine O’clock News, Party in the Park, Party at the Palace, Kenny Everett Video Show.

Music Videos: Freddie Mercury, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Queen, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, AC/DC, The Bee Gees, Duran Duran, Aretha Franklin, Kiss, George Michael, Cliff Richard, Robbie Williams.

Commercials: Arlene has choreographed over one hundred TV commercials including Gtech AirRam, 7-Up, American Express, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Levi Jeans, Vidal Sassoon.

Presenter: BBC1: Holding Back The Years, Celebrity Home Secrets, Life on a Plate, 3 Rings, Homeopathy UK, McCarthy & Stone Colourful Characters & Colour Report, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, National Dance Awards, DanceUK, National Dance Awards, Women’s Institute, ENB Emerging Dancer Awards, Public Health England, Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Strictly Specsavers, Newsroom’s Got Talent, Manchester United Foundation Strictly United, International Women’s Day, GSK, Nivea, Smoking Cessation, GOPO, NEST Pensions, RNIB, Save the Children, BUPA, BT Vision, Carnation, Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Research UK

Producer: Channel 4 The Sound of Musicals, The Very Hot Gossip Show, ITV Britannia High, BBC DanceX. ABC Dance War and Barbie Dance DVD, Midnight Tango.

 

PAUL TAYLOR-MILLS – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Paul Taylor-Mills is the Artistic Director of The Turbine Theatre at The Battersea Power Station, London. He has worked as Advisory Producer to Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Really Useful Group and is former Artistic Director of The Other Palace Theatre, London.

Recent credits include: At the Turbine Theatre Torch Song, High Fidelity and Cat In The Hat. Elsewhere, Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Other Palace (winner of the WhatsOnStage Best New Musical Award), Murder For Two at the Watermill Theatre and The Other Palace, The Wild Party at The Other Palace, European Premiere of Disney’s Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal and Derngate, Northampton, Side Show at Southwark Playhouse, The Last Five Years at the St. James Theatre (winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production) End of The Rainbow on UK Tour, In The Heights at Kings Cross Theatre and Southwark Playhouse (winner of three Olivier Awards), Casa Valentina at Southwark Playhouse, Carrie The Musical at Southwark Playhouse (winner of The WhatsOnStage Off West End Award), and Associate Producer on The Importance Of Being Earnest starring David Suchet on UK Tour and the Vaudeville Theatre.

 

BATTERSEA POWER STATION REDEVELOPMENT

Battersea Power Station is one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects with the first phase of the redevelopment, Circus West Village, now open and home to over 1,000 residents. Circus West Village is also home to a selection of eateries including Mother, a pizzeria from Copenhagen, No. 29 Power Station West, a neighbourhood bar and restaurant, Italian restaurant Fiume where Francesco Mazzei is Chef Patron, seafood specialists Wright Brothers, Tapas Brindisa, The CoffeeWorks Project, Vagabond, one of the UK’s first urban wineries, Battersea Brewery, Japanese ramen specialists, Tonkotsu, Cinnamon Kitchen from chef Vivek Singh and The Battersea General Store, offering delicacies from around the word. Megan’s, a dog friendly neighbourhood eatery which was recently voted the most romantic restaurant in South London, also opened this Spring. Moyses Stevens, royal warrant holding florist, fitness studio Boom Cycle, renowned hair and beauty salon, Paul Edmonds and independent cinema, Archlight have also opened their doors.

Huge progress continues to be made on the restoration of the Power Station which is due to open to the public in 2021, with the third phase of the project, Electric Boulevard also well underway.

 

ABOUT BATTERSEA POWER STATION

Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new town centres in which roughly half the development will consist of shops, restaurants and office space. In addition, there will be a six-acre public park, a town square and a new tube station (scheduled to be within Zone 1).

The Battersea Power Station project covers 42 acres and includes 3.5m sq ft of mixed commercial space, together with 4,239 new homes.

The successful regeneration of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 new jobs, inject £20bn into the UK economy and create a funding mechanism for the first major tube line extension since the Millennium. A new NHS medical facility is also being built.

Circus West Village is the first phase of the development that opened to the public and residents in 2017 and forms the heart of the neighbourhood, providing a mix of new shops and restaurants, as well as an ongoing programme of events that have been enjoyed by over two million people so far. A new MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service also commenced in 2017.

The Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence (BASE), the development company’s bespoke jobs and training service created for those living locally, was launched in 2016.  It is focused on matching people with jobs at Battersea as well as providing training relevant to the job pipeline at the development.

The wider Battersea Power Station development is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprised of S P Setia (40%), Sime Darby Property (40%) and The Employees’ Provident Fund (20%), with the commercial assets within the Power Station building now being directly owned by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and EPF.

Management of the development is being undertaken by the British-based Battersea Power Station Development Company.

About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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