The hit musical Hamilton is set to reopen in London’s West End this summer.
The show will resume performances at Victoria Palace Theatre from 19 August 2021. No new cast had yet been announced.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh told the BBC that “the last year has been unbelievably hard for everyone but particularly so for the theatre profession.
“I have been moved and inspired by the resilience and camaraderie of so many practitioners from all aspects of our industry who have taken on any job so that they and their families could survive.
“I am therefore delighted to announce that our wonderful company will be back in The Room Where It Happens from 19 August at the Victoria Palace Theatre, now that the Prime Minister has told us that we are on track to reopen ‘cautiously but irreversibly’ this summer.
Other shows such as Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will be opening from 17 May onwards with social distancing measures in place. Meanwhile, shows such as 9 to 5 will open from 21 June, on the understanding that social distancing inside theatres will no longer be required from this date.
Writer Lin-Manuel Miranda said “for over a year the lights on the West End have been dark and our friends, family and colleagues on and off the stage have been out of work.
“It is with tremendous gratitude that we announce the return of Hamilton to London’s Victoria Palace Theatre this August. We will safely gather to tell this story again. We’ll be back.”
Hamilton is now booking until February 2022.
Words by Emily Withers.
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