Initial casting has been announced for the West End edition of Hamilton. The Tony award-winning musical begins performances November 21 prior to an official opening December 7 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, and is initially booking through June 30.
Casting for the title role, originated by composer/writer Lin-Manuel Miranda on Broadway, is yet to be announced, but it is understood that Miranda is unavailable for the initial run.
Other lead casting announced: Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) and Obioma Ugoala (George Washington), with further casting to be announced at a later date.
Allado played Vanessa in In The Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre and understudied the role of Imelda in Here Lies Love at the National Theatre.
Go previously played Gigi in the 2014 West End production of Miss Saigon, a role she will reprise on Broadway this March. She most recently played Fantine in Les Misérables both in Manila where the new Asian tour opened, and then in the West End.
Callender, who will graduate from ArtsEd in the summer of 2017, will make his professional and West End debut.
John was seen as Nicki Marron in the recent West End return of The Bodyguard and has also played Felicia in Memphis and Meat in We Will Rock You.
Pennycooke was Olivier Nominated for the roles of Bobby Dupree in Memphis and Jacob in La Cage Aux Folles. Other West End credits include Paul in Kiss Me, Kate at the Old Vic and Sammy Davis Junior in The Rat Pack at the Savoy Theatre.
September played Sonny in In the Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre and Tommy Keeler in Annie Get Your Gun at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Terera has appeared as Gary Coleman in Avenue Q, Mafala Hatimbi in The Book of Mormon and Caliban in The Tempest. For the National Theatre he played Slow Drag in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Horatio in Hamlet and for the Globe he played Morocco in The Merchant of Venice.
Ugoala is currently playing Smokey Robinson in Motown the Musical in the West End. He has also appeared for the Royal Shakespeare Company, at Shakespeare's Globe and the Donmar Warehouse.
To book tickets, which go on public sale January 30, visit hamiltonthemusical.co.uk.