When the director of the hit musical, Hair was looking to authenticate the hippy vibe on stage at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, he knew exactly where to turn.
Whilst the Grassy Meadow Wow Grass was perfect for taking the audience back to the halcyon days of 1967, it presented a health and safety challenge due to the amount of smoking on set! Although this is not a problem that we come across very often, we were able to advise the stage crew to keep some moisture in the grass and not to let it dry out, so it would not present a fire risk.
We were able to help the set build team with their tight time schedule by sending over one of our experienced WowGrass installers to show the team how it could be installed in the quickest time possible.
We were delighted to be able to help the team at Hope Mill Theatre bring this installation to life and to see the performance getting rave reviews for the duration of its three week run. Our only regret is that we were unable to make the journey across the Pennines to see the show for ourselves.
“Following the success here, the producers are now looking to transfer the show and are currently in talks with various venues in London. They all agreed that the grass was absolutely perfect for the show and we would love to work with you all again if the show does go anywhere else.”
Lucy Price, Hope Mill Theatre