London’s Hamilton Pushes Back West End Bow

London News   London’s Hamilton Pushes Back West End Bow
 
Performances, initially scheduled to begin November 21, will now start in December.
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Following major reconstruction and renovations to the Victoria Palace Theatre, the West End engagement of Hamilton will now begin performances December 6 instead of the previously announced November 21.

The official opening has been moved from December 7 to December 21.

Jamael Westman
Jamael Westman Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Due to the delay, 16 performances will be rescheduled. Customers with tickets purchased through Hamilton’s official channels for the canceled dates will be contacted directly by Ticketmaster.

While the original block of tickets for performances through June 2018 has sold out, a large number of seats for early in the run had been placed on hold, allowing customers to still be re-seated in this initial block. Once the theatre has completed the reseating process for affected theatregoers, the remaining block of reserved tickets will go on sale to the public.

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Producer Jeffrey Seller assured, “We are extremely sorry to disappoint patrons who we know expended time, effort, and valuable resources to purchase tickets for our first performances. But they will be given immediate priority so that they can be re-seated as early as possible.”

Cameron Mackintosh, co-producer of Hamilton and owner of the Victoria Palace Theatre, added, “I am, of course, sorry to amend the performance schedule but undertaking a private rebuilding project on this scale in Central London has no precedent. Thanks to the phenomenal efforts of the amazing team (of hundreds!) working often around the clock to get the theatre ready, I look forward to welcoming our patrons to the newly constructed theatre where Frank Matcham’s masterpiece will be revealed in even greater splendour as a spectacular home for this landmark musical.”

Rachelle Ann Go
Rachelle Ann Go

The London company of Hamilton will be led by Jamael Westman as Alexander Hamilton and Giles Terera as Aaron Burr. Rounding out the principal cast are Rachelle Ann Go (currently in Miss Saigon on Broadway) as Eliza Hamilton, Rachel John as Angelica Schuyler, Christine Allado as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Obioma Ugoala as George Washington, Michael Jibson as King George, Tarinn Callender as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, and Cleve September as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton. At certain performances, the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Ash Hunter.

Recently added to the ensemble are Aaron Lee Lambert, Sifiso Mazibuko, and Gabriel Mokake. The three join the previously announced Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Jonathan Bishop, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jack Butterworth, Jon-Scott Clark, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Gregory Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Miriam-Teak Lee, Phoebe Liberty, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Marsha Songcome, Christopher Tendai, and Lindsey Tierney.

Visit HamiltontheMusical.co.uk for more information.

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