A new production of Hair will take the concept of immersive theatre to the max. The musical gained notoriety for its nudity when it first opened in 1967 – now theatregoers can join in through a ‘clothing optional’ performance on 11 November.
Hair tells the story of a group of New York City hippies who are protesting against the Vietnam War. At the end of Act I the cast remove their clothes to perform the song Where Do I Go. The musical features other hit songs such as Aquarius and Good Morning Starshine.
In addition to optional nudity the upcoming London production at The Vaults features other immersive elements including themed drinks, stalls selling vintage 60s clothes and memorabilia, and a decorated auditorium.
Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, the current production of Hair originally opened in Manchester at Hope Mill Theatre in 2016. The London run begins on 10 October and goes until 14 January, 2018.