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Confirmed: Hamilton to arrive in the West End next year

The Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical will begin its run in London in October 2017

Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony-Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton
Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony-Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton
(© Joan Marcus)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton will open in the West End in October 2017.

After winning eleven Tony Awards last night, producers have confirmed that the show will re-open the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2017 following the theatre's multi-million pound refurbishment.

Miranda's Hamilton is about US founding father Alexander Hamilton and blends hip-hop, jazz blues and rap music to tell the story of his life and work.

Miranda said: "The support Hamilton has received from our British fans has been incredible – I have been reminded of their love, which is just as our King George would want it to be! I’m thrilled the show will be shared with UK audiences starting in the fall of 2017 at the beautiful Victoria Palace Theatre."

Producer Jeffrey Seller brings the show over with Cameron Mackintosh. Casting is yet to be announced.

Mackintosh said: "Just occasionally in life the stars align as they have now, and I have the perfect theatre available for one of the most brilliant, original and entertaining musicals I have ever seen. The moment I saw Lin Manuel's remarkable Hamilton I knew that this was a musical with a phenomenal story and score which will be performed somewhere in the world as long as people want to go to the theatre. To be working with my friend Jeffrey Seller again is an added bonus."

Tickets for the show will go onsale from November 2016.

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