Contemporary Theatre

Hair Peace


Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea


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Hair Peace

A new show about hair from the creator of hit show Major Tom

"Smart, warm and unpretentiously funny."

- The Times
When Victoria Melody was competing in beauty pageants for a previous show, Major Tom (Battersea Arts Centre, September 2014), a hairdresser advised her that she needed hair extensions. Freaked out by wearing a piece of somebody else’s body, she set out on an extraordinary adventure to find out exactly where this hair comes from. Victoria’s boundless curiosity takes a live audience from the temples of India to the shopping malls of Russia, via hair salons and forensics labs on a humorous, moving and serendipitous journey around a world in miniature. There is a saviour in the shape of a Bollywood financier, the most expensive wedding to have ever taken place, a Celebrity Big Brother contestant, and hair. Lots of hair. Sacks of it. With dramaturgy from Rachel Chavkin (The TEAM) and directed by Paul Hodson. Hair Peace is a comedic exploration from an unlikely sleuth whose personal odyssey provides astonishing insights into ethics, diverse cultures and the personal realities of the global economy. ★★★★☆ – The Scotsman ★★★★☆ – The Times Recommended for ages 12 and over. Running time: 60 minutes.

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