HAMILTON THE MUSICAL

hamilton the musicalHAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's mega hit Broadway musical, which has won 11 Tony Awards including best musical, will premiere in London in October 2017 reopening the Victoria Palace Theatre, with Cameron Mackintosh's Delfont Mackintosh Theatres expected to spend approximately £30 million to refurbish the theatre in preparation. The producers have just confirmed that tickets for the London production will go on sale in January 2017. Previews commence 0n 21st November 2017. Tickets go on general sale on 30th January 2017.

HAMILTON, now on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. It is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton the young immigrant Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his short life, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, but  despised by his fellow Founding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in a legendary duel. HAMILTON’S score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.

HAMILTON’S creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights. The show is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Cameron Mackintosh.

Jamael Westman and Ash Hunter will play the titular role. RADA graduate Jamael Westman will star as Alexander Hamilton. Whie training, his credits included Electra, Troilus and Cressida and The Winter's Tale.The role will also be played by Ash Hunter at certain performances. Hunter starred in Pitcairn at Shakespeare's Globe in 2014, and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at the National  

King George, the role originated by Jonathan Groff on Broadway, will be played by Michael Jibson whose previous theatre credits include Roots (Donmar) and Road Show. In 2004 he was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Joe Casey in the Madness musical Our House.

They will be joined by the previously announced Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Schuyler), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Obioma Ugoala (George Washington), Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Jason Pennycooke (Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton) and Tarinn Callender (Mulligan/Madison).

The ensemble will include Courtney-Mae Briggs (In The Heights), Jack Butterworth (Billy Elliot), Marsha Songcome (Miss Saigon), Jon-Scott Clark (Shrek the Musical), Miriam-Teak Lee (On The Town) and Alexzandra Sarmiento (Strictly Ballroom) with Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Jonathan Bishop, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Greg Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Phoebe Liberty, Christopher Tendai and Lindsey Tierney.

Miranda is  in London filming Mary Poppins Returns, so won’t be available until some time in 2018 should he want to appear.

Tickets went on general sale for Hamilton on 30th January. It starts preview on 21st November with a press night on 7th December 2017.

show times

Monday-Wednesday 19:30, Thursday 19:00, Saturday 19:30 Matinee Saturday at 14:30

 

HOW TO GET TO HAMILTON

Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5EA

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underground
Tube & Train: Victoria
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
8, 11, 211, 36, 24, 38, 73 and 511 Victoria bus station 100 metres
nearest car park

This theatre participates in the Theatreland Parking Scheme - find out more about the great discounts offered by clicking on the link.


DISABLED ACCESS TO HAMILTON

Infrared system with both loop and conventional type headsets. Headsets must be booked in advance and a deposit is required.
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium
Via the second EXIT in Allington Street to the West or left of the theatre - ask a member of staff to open the door. There are two spaces for wheelchairs, P36 and M36 with seating for companions in the same row.
There is an adapted toilet just inside the Allington Street side entrance. Please ask a member of staff to unlock it if you do not carry a RADAR key.