NEWS: West End productions of Hamilton, Mary Poppins & more set return dates

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The West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will resume performances at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre from 19 August 2021.

After over a year of shutdown, the company will begin rehearsals shortly in advance of their return. Full casting will be announced shortly.

Cameron Mackintosh said: “The last year has been unbelievably hard for everyone but particularly so for the theatre profession. I have been moved and inspired by the resilience and camaraderie of so many practitioners from all aspects of our industry who have taken on any job so that they and their families could survive. I am therefore delighted to announce that our wonderful company will be back in The Room Where It Happens from 19 August at the Victoria Palace Theatre, now that the Prime Minister has told us that we are on track to reopen “cautiously but irreversibly” this summer. No need to Wait For It any longer!”

Co-producer Jeffrey Seller said: “After a painful and challenging year, I am thrilled for our beloved London company to return to the magnificent, and safe, Victoria Palace Theatre, and can’t wait to welcome back London audiences to Hamilton.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda said:

“For over a year the lights on the West End have been dark and our friends, family and colleagues on and off the stage have been out of work. It is with tremendous gratitude that we announce the return of Hamilton to London’s Victoria Palace Theatre this August. We will safely gather to tell this story again. We’ll be back.”

Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton. The musical features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe.

The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning production opened at the newly re-built and restored Victoria Palace Theatre in London in December 2017 and continued to play there until the start of lockdown in March last year.

Other musicals that have recently announced reopening dates include:

Mary Poppins

The Olivier award-winning production of Mary Poppins will resume performances at the Prince Edward Theatre from 7 August 2021. After over a year of shutdown, the company will be led by the critically acclaimed stars of the show, Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as Bert.

The Phantom of the Opera

Lucy St Louis will play Christine Daaé and Rhys Whitfield will play Raoul when The Phantom of the Opera reopens at Her Majesty’s Theatre, joining the previously announced double Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as The Phantom.

The cast also includes Saori Oda as Carlotta Giudicelli, Matt Harrop as Monsieur Firmin, Adam Linstead as Monsieur André, Greg Castiglioni as Ubaldo Piangi, Francesca Ellis as Madame Giry and Ellie Young as Meg Giry. At certain performances the role of Christine Daaé’will be played by Holly-Anne Hull.

They are joined by Leeroy Boone, Corina Clark, Edward Court, Lily De-La-Haye, Hywel Dowsell, Jemal Felix, Erin Flaherty, James Gant, Eilish Harmon-Beglan, Yukina Hasebe, Olivia Holland-Rose, Grace Hume, James Hume, Donald Craig Manuel, Jonathan Milton, Janet Mooney, Tim Morgan, Beatrice Penny-Toure, Michael Robert-Lowe, Nikki Skinner, Tim Southgate, Ashley Stillburn, Manon Taris, Anouk Van Laake, Skye Weiss, Simon Whitaker and Karen Wilkinson.

Wicked

Wicked will return to London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre later this year, with performances resuming on 15 September 2021. The show will mark its 15th anniversary at the Apollo Victoria Theatre later in the year and will host a celebratory performance on 28 September 2021.

Only Fools & Horses The Musical

Following nearly 18 months of being holed up in Nelson Mandela House, Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad are heading back up West, as Only Fools and Horses The Musical is set to make a triumphant return to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket on 1 October 2021.

Paul Whitehouse will return to star as Grandad, alongside Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney. The reopening of the show will form part of this year’s 40th anniversary celebrations of the legendary BBC sitcom.

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