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Dates and prices set for Hamilton in the West End.
Producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh have announced the official dates for the West End production of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre, with booking going on sale to priority members next week.
The eagerly anticipated European premiere will begin previews at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 21 November 2017, with an official opening night scheduled for 7 December 2017. The first booking period runs to 30 June 2018.
Tickets for the first booking period will go on sale at 12noon on Monday 16 January 2017, for those who registered for priority booking. The general public booking will open at 12noon on 30 January 2017 for the same performances in the first booking period.
In an effort to combat ticket fraud, scalpers and 'ticket bots', the producers of Hamilton are introducing a paperless ticketing system to ensure that tickets cannot be sold on the secondary market for inflated prices. The move comes as tickets for the original Broadway production of the musical made headlines last year, selling for highly inflated prices.
No physical tickets will be issued in advance for the production, instead audience members will be asked to swipe the payment card they used to originally purchase their tickets to gain admission into the theatre.
London Producer and Theatre Owner Cameron Mackintosh said: “To give the widest possible audience the chance to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant musical, Jeffrey Seller, the original American producer and I have designated 295 seats per performance to be £37.50 or less and the public will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets both on the day or a week in advance through our daily and weekly lotteries for as little as £20. Excluding Premium tickets, our top price theatre ticket will be an all inclusive £89.50. No additional charges will be permitted.”
Jeffrey Seller said: “We are thrilled to be going on sale in London and are filled with anticipation for starting performances in November. Hamilton is for everybody. I am gratified that our partner Cameron Mackintosh is working tirelessly with his team to insure accessibility for all audiences.”
Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.
Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.