The multi-award-winning musical Hamilton will tour the UK for the very first time next year, including a Scottish Premiere at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from Wednesday, February 28 and Saturday, April 27, 2024. Producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh, as well as Festival Theatre, were delighted to announce the big news this morning (February 21), while the casting for the UK tour is still underway.
Hamilton tells a story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, the production has revamped the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. Therefore, it created a revolutionary moment in theatre: a musical leaving a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
Hamilton is an Olivier, Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that opened at the newly re-built and restored Victoria Palace Theatre in London since December 2017 where it continues to play to sell-out houses, currently booking until 2 March 2024.
The production also continues to show to record breaking houses on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, as well as throughout North America, Australia and Germany with seasons planned in New Zealand and an International tour on the way.
Theatre fans will also be delighted to know tickets go on general sale on March 13.
Cameron Mackintosh said today: “Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is indisputably the most brilliant, ground-breaking, contemporary 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.”
“Opening first in Manchester, followed by Edinburgh – not far from where the real story of Alexander Hamilton began in Ayrshire, where his father was born in the 1700’s, before he moved to Nevis in the West Indies. Tomorrow we start casting for a brilliant new company. We look forward to welcoming audiences to “the room where it happens”.”
Manchester Palace Theatre – November 11, 2023 – February 24, 2024
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh – February 28 – April 27, 2024
More to be confirmed at a later date.