It’s been 50 years since the tribal love-rock musical HAIR has been in Australia.
Packed to the Rafters actor Hugh Sheridan and singer Paulini will step into the lead roles for the Australian tour, which will visit Perth, Geelong, Wyong, Wollongong, Sydney and the Gold Coast in August, September and October.
HAIR is situated in the 60s, a turbulent and exciting time in which people were losing faith in the establishment, austerity measures and the Vietnam War. The story follows rule breakers, yearning for change in the world of the late 1960’s – fighting for freedom, human rights, the environment and peace in times of war.
This will be Sheridan’s first leading role in a major musical.
“I feel as strongly about the war, gun violence and the questions raised on the human condition as the original cast 50 years ago,” he said.
“I’ll strive to do this piece the justice it deserves.”
“HAIR is a great reminder of how far we have come in many ways and also how much we still have to do. It’s frightening how relevant some themes still are.”
Tickets are on sale now.
Warning: HAIR contains full frontal nudity, racial slurs, sexual and drug references.
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Written by Lauren Yeates