Cara Blackhall shares the exciting breaking news that the multi award-winning musical will be coming to the Scottish capital next year…
Multi-award-winning Hamilton will tour the UK for the first time with a Scottish Premiere being hosted at the Festival Theatre in Spring 2024.
The show will run for nine weeks from Wednesday 28th February to Saturday 27th April 2024, with the casting for the UK tour currently being underway.
Tickets are set to go on general sale for the Festival Theatre on 13 March 2023.
Hamilton opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in December 2017 where it continues to sell out houses and is currently booking until 2 March 2024.
Cameron Mackintosh is bringing the show to Edinburgh and has produced the likes of Les Misérables, Cats and the Phantom of the Opera.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “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.
“I am thrilled that it is time to put together a second British national touring company to bring this great show to our leading cities, opening first in Manchester, followed by Edinburgh.”
Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now blending hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway together.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography.
Fiona Gibson, CEO of Capital Theatres said: “We’re utterly thrilled to be hosting the Scottish Premiere of Hamilton at the Festival Theatre.
“It’s even more significant that Alexander Hamilton was of Scottish descent so in many ways the story is coming home.
“To have this iconic show which has delighted audiences around the world here at Festival Theatre and in Edinburgh where Lin-Manuel Miranda once busked at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is really special.
“Today, we welcome another iconic Scotsman, Cameron Mackintosh, who we’re overjoyed to be working with again.
“We know audiences will be excited as we are to see this musical phenomenon.”