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Immersive production of Hair to open at the Vaults

Hair will run as an immersive production at the Vaults. Photo: Anthony Robling
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An immersive production of rock musical Hair is to run at the Vaults in London, in celebration of the show's 50th anniversary.

The production originated at the Hope Mill Theatre last year and is the first transfer from the Manchester venue, which specialises in musicals.

The Vaults, beneath Waterloo railway station, will be transformed into a "fully immersive 60s venue" for the show, and will also feature themed pop-up restaurants and vintage stalls.

It will also host a post-show programme that includes club nights and film screenings.

The production will be staged in a performance space for an audience of 200.

The show's producers said they had been overwhelmed by the reaction to the show in Manchester, and added: "We knew the Vaults and knew this continually topical and moving musical needed to be celebrated in London as it hits 50."

Other immersive productions that have taken place at the Vaults include Trainspotting and Goosebumps.

First performed Off-Broadway in 1967, Hair has a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, with music by Galt MacDermot.

The production is directed by Jonathan O'Boyle and produced by Aria Entertainment, Senbla and the Hope Mill Theatre.

It runs at the Vaults from October 4 to December 3, with press night on October 10.

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