Hamilton UK tour to start in Manchester
Musical theatre phenomenon Hamilton will start its first UK tour at Manchester's Palace theatre for a massive 15-week season on November 11, producers have announced.
The season will precede a full UK tour, dates for which so far go no further than a run at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh in March. The tour will play alongside the smash-hit London production, which is currently booking a full year into the future. The show also continues to play to record-breaking houses on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, throughout North America, in Toronto, Australia and Germany with forthcoming seasons in New Zealand and an International tour.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton has had a profound impact on US culture, politics, and education, offering a narrative of America's past told by America now, with a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway.
"Since the day the show opened at the Victoria Palace in London, the city has embraced Hamilton with
an enthusiasm we could never have imagined,” Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller said.
“We are excited to embark on a UK tour and share this special musical with audiences in Manchester and Edinburgh first.”
Co-producer Cameron Mackintosh said today: “Hamilton is indisputably the most brilliant, ground-breaking, musical of modern times. I feel extraordinarily fortunate that Lin and my friend Jeffrey Seller, the show’s original producer, have entrusted me with their wonderful musical in the UK and Ireland.
"The London production opened in 2017 at the Victoria Palace, a theatre I completely rebuilt to house it, and it continues to play there and has proved as big a success as the Broadway original.
"I'm thrilled that it's time to put together a second British national touring company, to bring this great show to our leading cities.
"Opening first in Manchester, followed by Edinburgh. Tomorrow we start casting for a brilliant new company."