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Jake Quickenden, Daisy Wood-Davis and Marcus Collins cast in Hair 50th anniversary tour

The show will head out on the road in March

Jake Quickenden, Daisy Wood-Davis and Marcus Collins

Casting has been announced for the upcoming tour of Hair the Musical.

The 50th anniversary tour will be lead by Dancing on Ice champion Jake Quickenden as Berger; Hollyoaks actress Daisy Wood-Davis as Sheila and X Factor 2011 finalist Marcus Collins as Hud.

The cast is completed by Aiesha Pease as Dionne, Alison Arnopp, Bradley Judge, David Heywood, Kelly Sweeney, Laura Sillett, Louise Francis, Natalie Green, Paul Wilkins, Spin and Tom Bales.

The show originally debuted at the Hope Mill Theatre and subsequently ran at the Vaults in London. It begins its tour at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 21 March 2019 before heading to Cheltenham, Manchester, Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham, Sunderland, Dartford, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Edinburgh, Oxford, Sheffield, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Wolverhampton, Cologne and Glasgow.

The Grammy Award-winning musical includes songs such as "Aquarius", "Let the Sun Shine In", "I Got Life" and "Good Morning Starshine". It is written by Gerome Ragni (book and lyrics), James Rado (book and lyrics) and Galt MacDermot (music). The piece is set in 1967 where hippies in New York's East Village are questioning authority.

L-R Jake Quickenden (Berger) and Daisy Wood-Davis (Sheila)
© Johan Persson

Jonathan O'Boyle directs with Gareth Bretherton (musical director), William Whelton (choreographer), Maeve Black (designer), Ben M Rogers (lighting designer) and Calum Robinson (sound designer). The production received four stars from WhatsOnStage reviewer Alun Hood, who said O'Boyle's staging was 'atmospheric'.

The show continues to tour until 10 August.

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