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Hair offers Helps For Heroes

Published 1 June 2012

Rock musical Hair will let the sun shine into the West End for a one-off performance at the Piccadilly theatre in aid of Help For Heroes.

The Gary Lloyd-directed production of the controversial musical, which stars Zoe Birkett, George Maguire and Amy Diamond, will entertain a celebrity-packed audience at the Piccadilly theatre on 1 July, raising money for the charity that supports men and women of the armed forces who have been injured serving their country.

Set in 1967, Hair is a tale of protest, fighting for rights, equality and freedom that tells the story of hippie Claude and his friends. Famous for its boundary pushing nude scene, it was last seen in the West End in 2010, when the acclaimed Public Theater production transferred from the US.

This new production has recently toured Europe with its cast including Pop Idol finalist and former Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical star Birkett and Over The Rainbow contestant Diamond.

Commenting on the fundraising gala, Lloyd said: “I am very proud to be putting on this event in support of such an amazing and relevant charity. Hair has become a part of all our lives and discovering what these people went through has been a mind-blowing journey of discovery. The Help For Heroes charity does amazing work and we are honoured to be a part of supporting them with such an incredible piece.”


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