Hamilton for Edinburgh

Feb 21 2023 | By More

Nine week season at Festival Theatre

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton has booked into the Festival Theatre for a nine week season in 2024. The Scottish premiere will be the second date of a UK tour starting in Manchester this November.

The multi award-winning musical will play the Festival Theatre from Wednesday 28 February to Saturday 27 April 2024, after a season at the Manchester Palace Theatre from Saturday 11 November 2023 to Saturday 24 February 2024. Tickets for both Manchester and Edinburgh go on general sale from Monday 13 March.

A scene from the London production of Hamilton. Pic: Danny Kaan.

The sung-and-rapped-through musical is based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of American 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 foundations of modern America.

Miranda describes the show as being about “America then, as told by America now.” Drawing heavily from hip hop, as well as R&B, pop, soul, and traditional-style show tunes, it casts non-white actors as the founding fathers of the United States and other historical figures.

Fiona Gibson, CEO of Capital Theatres who runs the Festival Theatre, said: “We’re utterly thrilled to be hosting the Scottish premiere of Hamilton at the Festival Theatre.

“It’s even more significant that Alexander Hamilton was of Scottish descent, so in many ways the story is coming home. To have this iconic show which has delighted audiences round the world here at the Festival Theatre and in Edinburgh where Lin-Manuel Miranda once busked at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is really special.”


With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton reunites the creative team who previously collaborated on In the Heights.

Producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “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 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’.”


Hamilton UK Tour
Manchester Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT, UK
Saturday 11 November 2023 – Saturday 24 February 2024
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm. Mats Wed & Sat: 2.30pm
Tickets on general sale from 13 March 2023: Book here.

Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT
Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 27 April 2024
Tickets on general sale from 13 March 2023: Book here.


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