Hamilton the musical is coming to London!
Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and inspired by the 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton by the American historian Ron Chernow, the musical achieved critical acclaim and box office success.
Receiving a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, Hamilton won 11 awards and was also the recipient of the Best Musical Theatre Album Grammy Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 2016.
Hamilton is best loved for the amazing music, featuring hip-hop and R’n’B hits by Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar, it also features music by theatrical composers Stephen Sondheim and Gilbert and Sullivan.
After the enormous success in New York and Chicago Hamilton is going on National Tour in the USA, arriving in London in November 2017.
Hamilton’s fanbase is very diverse, including politicians and celebrities – Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Emily Blunt.
Where and how can I buy tickets?
If you were lucky enough to register and submit an enquiry between June and October 2016 – you have an opportunity to purchase tickets on the 16 January 2017. However, musical producers are concerned that they won’t be able to release that many tickets at pre-sale for all 100,000 people who registered their interest last year. If you haven’t registered in advance, you still have good chances to book your seats on 30 January at noon.
What if all the tickets are sold out?
This time you don’t need to worry about the tots purchasing all the available tickets as the theatre introduced the new ticketing system, allowing you to collect tickets only with your bank card on the day of the show, meaning that you won’t be able to get your paper tickets in advance. It’s not very convenient if you live abroad or if you are buying tickets as a gift but still this is a great measure to stop ticket-touting, causing so many problems to theatre-goers each year.
How much are the tickets?
Customers will have three price tiers: £32.50 for the cheapest seats, £47.50 and £79.50 for the best available tickets, while the premium seats will be available for £137-£200.
Press nights start from 21 November 2017 with the premiere scheduled for 7 December 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The show will run until 30 June 2017.
What about the original cast?
Even though Miranda played his last performance in July 2016, theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh confirmed Miranda for the British season, but not for all of the shows. At the moment Miranda is involved in many other projects starring alongside Emily Blunt in the forthcoming “Mary Poppins Returns” movie. The rest of the cast will be made up of the UK actors by the West End company opening audiences in the fall of 2017.