“★★★★” It’s the age of Aquarius
It’s time to travel back in time and go back to era of the hippies. Where we remember the time of sex, drugs, peace, love, rock and roll.
Hair is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary. The musical tells the story of hippies living in New York and the resistant to fight in the Vietnam War. We watch as they explore and discover the world around them in their own way.
One of the main male characters Claude get called to war and they have the choice to rebel or do as they are told. From the get go the cast were loose, wild and free and full of life and energy throughout.
The cast really showed an outstanding vocal range, with a beautiful harmony all together and also each were able to break away from the chorus and hold there own in solos. The cast were able to bounce of each other and this really made the show empowering and enjoyable.
There were times when I was a little unsure of the story as there was really much dialog so sometimes the show was hard to follow. Never the less the songs made up for this and you did get that Hippie vibe throughout.
An outstanding performance from Jake Quickenden, you might remember him from the X-factor and Dancing On Ice. Jake played the part Berger and he really did SHINE. What I really loved about this show was how the majority of the cast were onstage for the entire performance alongside the with the band also being present on stage.
With this 50th anniversary revival it was really unique and not like anything I’ve seen before.