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Friday, September 8

Hamilton musical opening delayed by two weeks.

The London production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton will open two weeks later than originally planned on 21st  December  rescheduling 16 performances. Hamilton will now begin previews on 6th December rather than 21st  November as originally announced, with an official opening on 21st December.

Customers who purchased tickets via official channels will be contacted directly by Ticketmaster in order to be re-seated. Tickets which had been held in reserve to be used at the time the building was nearing completion will be allocated to those patrons who originally booked for the re-scheduled performances.

The delay is due to the expansion and restoration of the Victoria Palace Theatre. Cameron Mackintosh said of the news: "The time constraints to access the land around the theatre to enable the rebuild and getting the show open to the public by the end of this year have been equally tight, not helped by the theatre being built over the huge King's Scholars' Pond Sewer, an active 200 year-old brick tunnel."Added to the usual unhelpful problems that always happen when doing up old buildings, this has put pressure on the time needed to commission the entirely new services that have been installed at the theatre and obtain the necessary licences to reopen to the public. We have therefore needed to take a pragmatic decision to reschedule the previews of Hamilton to commence on 6 December, two weeks later than originally planned.I am, of course, sorry to amend the performance schedule but undertaking a private rebuilding project on this scale in central London has no precedent.

Thanks to the phenomenal efforts of the amazing team (of hundreds!) working often around the clock to get the theatre ready, I look forward to welcoming our patrons to the newly constructed theatre where Frank Matcham's masterpiece will be revealed in even greater splendour as a spectacular home for this landmark musical.

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