Auditions announced for Hamilton in the West End
Auditions have been announced for the London production of Hamilton, currently running at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End.
Producers are looking for male and female performers in their 20s and 30s form ‘all ethnic backgrounds. They specify they will be auditioning ‘singers who rap’ or ‘hip-hop dancers’.
Prospective auditionees can submit their CV and a current photo (with contact details and current location) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post. Auditions will take place ‘across the next couple months’, with recalls set for later in the year.
The notice, which was posted on Facebook, specifies that the show is looking for cast members of all ethnicities but it is an ‘intrinsic requirement’ of the show that the company is mostly made up of performers from a range of BAME backgrounds. They will not be auditioning for the King George role.
Successful performers will be available for rehearsals from 8th October 2018 for a one-year contract, meaning, as expected, the show plans to extend beyond its current booking period which ends on 28th July 2018.
For full details on how to submit your application, see the photo below.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in December after becoming a smash-hit on Broadway. It opened to a swarm of five-star reviews including one form Mark Shenton for LondonTheatre.co.uk, who said the show was “here to stay”.