It’s finally happening. Hamilton is coming to the Palace Theatre in Manchester this November, kicking off it’s first UK tour. Producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh have now announced the casting for the tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical.
Hamilton will have a 15 week run in Manchester from Saturday 11 November 2023 – Saturday 24 February 2024, with tickets now on sale. The show will then be followed by a run at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, with more venues to be announced.
Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. The creative team behind Hamilton has also previously collaborated on the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical In the Heights.
The Hamilton cast will include Shaq Taylor as Alexander Hamilton, Sam Oladeinde as Aaron Burr, Gabriela Benedetti as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, KM Drew Boateng as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Daniel Boys as King George, Maya Britto as Eliza Hamilton, Aisha Jawando as Angelica Schuyler, DeAngelo Jones as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, Billy Nevers as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Charles Simmons as George Washington.
Cameron Mackintosh said today: “Jeffrey Seller and I are thrilled to introduce this hugely talented cast for the first ever UK and Ireland Tour of Hamilton.
“I was fortunate to be in ‘the room where it happens’ earlier this week for the start of rehearsals and feel very proud that we will soon have two brilliant companies of Hamilton in the UK; in London at the Victoria Palace Theatre, where the show continues to break box-office records and on tour, starting at the Palace Theatre Manchester in November.
“Jeffrey and I cannot wait for audiences around the country to discover, or enjoy again, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical phenomenon.”
The London production opened in 2017 at the Victoria Palace, a theatre Mackintosh completely rebuilt to house Hamilton, where it continues to play and has proved to be as big a success as the Broadway original. Hamilton will be performed at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from November 11, 2023 until February 24, 2024.
You can book your tickets for this must-see show here.