Hamilton will resume performances at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London on 19 August 2021, it has been confirmed. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony and Olivier Award winning musical remains the hottest theatre ticket on both sides of the Atlantic – despite premiering on Broadway in 2016 and London in 2017.
Based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton weaves hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and traditional musical theatre into a thrillingly multi-layered musical. The show picked up 7 Olivier Awards from a record breaking 13 nominations. The new company is due to begin rehearsals shortly with full casting to be revealed in due course.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “The last year has been unbelievably hard for everyone but particularly so for the Theatre profession. I am therefore delighted to announce that our wonderful company will be back in The Room Where It Happens from 19 August at the Victoria Palace Theatre, now that the Prime Minister has told us that we are on track to reopen “cautiously but irreversibly” this summer. No need to Wait For It any longer!”
Lin-Manuel Miranda said: “For over a year the lights on the West End have been dark and our friends, family and colleagues on and off the stage have been out of work. It is with tremendous gratitude that we announce the return of HAMILTON to London’s Victoria Palace Theatre this August. We will safely gather to tell this story again. We’ll be back.”
Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today.
Directed by Thomas Kail the show has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.