FROM HAIR TO ETERNITY by Russell Muir

£5.00

“From Hair to Eternity” a Jukebox Musical Comedy set in an East London hairdressers in the 1960’s.  It is a single set show, with 14 characters plus chorus.

The show is set within a traditional ladies’ hairdressers in the late 1960’s in Bethnal Green. The hairdressers or ‘salon’ as Clive refers to it has been renamed “From Hair to Eternity”.  It was named after Clive’s all time favourite (1953) film From Here to Eternity and staring his Hollywood hero (and matinee idol) Montgomery Clift.

The salon is where people come not just for the latest swinging sixties styles, but for the age old Shampoo and Set, and the original Blue Rinse.  Throughout the show we see women under hairdryers, drinking tea, reading “Women” magazines, knitting and putting the world to rights.  A story of love and relationships with a cheeky nod to a number of real life events.

Description

CHARACTERS

Carol Brown (Playing age 19 to 25).  A stylist and in search of true love

Clive Quinn (Playing age 35+).  The owner of the salon.  A camp hairdresser

Ruby Tuesday (Playing age 26 to 34).  A stylist and good time girl

Paula Dean (Playing age 26 to 34). A downtrodden stylist who loves to bake

Mrs. Brown (playing age 39 to 55). Carol’s mum.  A real battleaxe

Johnny Angel (playing age 19 to 26).  A plumber and Carol’s love interest

Pete Lee (playing age 35 to 60).  The postman who tries to woo Mrs Brown

Paul Newman (Playing age 30+).  Paula’s boyfriend and window cleaner

Jack Flash (playing age 30 to 50).  A local reporter and Clive’s love interest

‘Uncle(playing age 40+).  A war hero who likes to tell everyone his war stories

Mrs Edwards (playing age 35+).  Spends most of the show under a hair dryer

Mrs Hash (playing age 35+).  Spends most of the show under a hair dryer

Miss Jones (playing age 35+).  Spends most of the show under a hair dryer.  Uncle’s love interest

Mrs Kray (playing age 50+).

Mrs Tanner (Playing age any).

Janice (playing age any).

Fred (Playing age 26 to 40).

 

SUGGESTED SONGS

  1. Carol, Chorus – SOMETHING TELLS ME SOMTHING’S GONNA HAPPEN TONIGHT
  2. Carol, Chorus – PLEASE MR POSTMAN
  3. Carol – THE END OF THE WORLD
  4. Paula, Ruby – THE LOCOMOTION
  5. Ruby, Carol, Paula – ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME
  6. Hash sings (underscoring) – JOHNNY ANGEL
  7. All – SUMMER HOLIDAY
  8. Paul, Chorus – YOU REALLY GOT ME
  9. Uncle – DELILAH
  1. Jack & Chorus – JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH
  2. Johnny – OH CAROL
  3. Jones – DOWNTOWN
  4. Boys – YOUNG ONES
  5. Carol – SHOOP SHOOP SONG
  6. Clive – I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD
  7. Pete – LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER
  8. Mrs Brown – BIG SPENDER
  9. Janice – GOODBYE RUBY TUESDAY
  10. Chorus – MIGHTY QUINN
  11. Clive – I’M A BELIEVER
  12. Paul – HEY PAULA
  13. Ruby – I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
  14. Johnny – POETRY IN MOTION
  15. Carol & Johnny – CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
  16. Brown – DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
  17. Final Song: All – CHAPEL OF LOVE

 

REVIEW

“Congratulations must go to Russell Muir and his cast. From Hair To Eternity was an absolute triumph both for the company and for the box office. It was great to see so many new members on the stage.

We welcome you all and look forward to seeing you on the stage again sometime soon. The show was received so well that some of the audience returned the following night to see it again. Indeed one lady came to all three performances!

The use of sixties songs is always a bit of a winner, but Russell had managed to blend them in with the story well. This, as well as the fact it was obvious that the whole cast were having a fantastic time and enjoying themselves immensely was the successful recipe. The press reviews were also very complementary about both the ladies legs and soloists!”

 

PREVIEW

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