Award-winning musical Hamilton is set to tour the UK for the first time.
The show will open at Manchester’s Palace Theatre for 15 weeks, running from 11 November to 24 February 2024.
It will then move to Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre for two months before continuing around the UK with further locations to be announced soon.
Casting for the tour, which was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is currently under way and tickets are set to go on sale next month.
The Cameron Mackintosh and Jeffrey Seller production has been playing on London’s West End since 2017 and continues to play to sell-out houses at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “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 – not far from where the real story of Alexander Hamilton began in Ayrshire, where his father was born in the 1700s, before he moved to Nevis in the West Indies.
“Tomorrow we start casting for a brilliant new company. We look forward to welcoming audiences to ‘the room where it happens’.”
Tickets for the Manchester performances will go on sale on 10 March at 10:00 GMT for ATG Theatre Card members.
General tickets will go on sale on 13 March at 10:00 GMT.
The award-winning show tells the life story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical first opened in the West End in December 2017 after transferring from Broadway.
Now a UK tour has been confirmed, opening at the Manchester Palace Theatre from 11 November 2023 – 24 February 2024 before heading to Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 28 February – 27 April 2024.
Further venues and casting for the tour is to be announced.
Tickets go on sale for the seasons in Manchester and Edinburgh on 13 March 2023. Sign-up at hamiltonmusical.com for access to priority tickets
“Since the day the show opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London has embraced Hamilton with an enthusiasm we could never have imagined,” Hamilton Producer Jeffrey Seller, “We are excited to embark on a UK tour and share this special musical with audiences in Manchester and Edinburgh first.”
Cameron Mackintosh added: “Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is indisputably the most brilliant, ground-breaking, contemporary musical of modern times. 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.
“The London production opened in 2017 at the Victoria Palace, a theatre I completely rebuilt to house Hamilton, where it continues to play and has proved to be as big a success as the Broadway original. So, 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 – not far from where the real story of Alexander Hamilton began in Ayrshire, where his father was born in the 1700’s, before he moved to Nevis in the West Indies. Tomorrow we start casting for a brilliant new company. We look forward to welcoming audiences to ‘the room where it happens’.”