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It’s 1968 and the Vietnam War is raging while the Age of Aquarius is dawning.

Following the huge success of Rent, Chicago and Little Shop of Horrors, Bangalow Theatre Company is set to consolidate its reputation as the region’s premier community-centric live theatre production company with their performance of Hair the ‘American Tribal Love-Rock Musical’.

Hair follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City.

Hair centres around Claude, his best mate Berger, roommate Sheila, and their tribe of friends as they struggle to balance the demands of a harsh world with their dream for a more peaceful planet.

A sensation when it premiered, Hair has brought the counterculture movement into theatres all around the world for almost 60 years. The issues of alienation, civil disobedience and youthful defiance are timeless.

The Bangalow Theatre Company production of Hair features a strong local cast of 16 actors in the capable hands of award-winning actor and director, Kate Foster, who directed Calamity Jane and Little Shop of Horrors and was assistant director of Rent. Foster says Byron’s wait for this quintessential hippie musical is finally over! ‘Bangalow Theatre Company’s Hair beautifully and authentically captures the energy, passion, struggles and possibilities of the era. The immensely talented and dedicated local cast deliver this show with fun, conviction and huge heart.’

In a departure from its usual home in Bangalow, this production will be staged at Byron Theatre from Thursday 23 March to 1 April to give audiences a more up close and personal theatre experience.

PLEASE NOTE: This show contains nudity, smoke and strobe lighting. Tickets on sale now for Byron Theatre: byroncentre.com.au.

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