After months of rumours, speculations and assumptions, the UK can finally be ‘satisfied’, as it has now been confirmed that the Broadway sensation Hamilton will be making its way to the West End.
It has long been assumed that Hamilton would be the first show to re-open the Victoria Palace Theatre, which is currently under renovations from the renowned Cameron Mackintosh. Today, it has now been confirmed by The Daily Mail‘s theatre critic Baz Bamigboye that, from October 2017, audiences in London will also be able to see the world’s favourite bastard whoreson’s story.
The Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, America’s first treasury secretary, and is inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography of him.
The composition of the London cast is currently unknown. The creator of the show and current lead actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is aiming to lead the West End cast at some point in the near future, however, that version of the production is most likely to happen first in 2018 or 2019.
This news comes only days before this year’s Tony Awards, where Hamilton is up for a record-breaking 16 awards.
Although we’ve had to ‘Wait For It’, there can be no doubt that Hamilton will be as successful here as it is in the States, and it’ll be interesting see how hard it is to get tickets! You can see a preview of what to expect below: