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Cameron Mackintosh on Hamilton

Published 7 October 2016

It’s still a year away but excitement for Hamilton’s London opening is hotting up. In an interview on BBC 5 live’s Afternoon Edition, Cameron Mackintosh spoke about his plans for the hit musical’s London run.

On speculation around whether Lin Manuel Miranda (the show’s creator) will be reprising the role of Alexander Hamilton, Cameron said “All I can tell you is that I do know Lin wants to come and perform at some point but there are no plans for him to be here when the show opens, except as the author”.

He also said that he wants to continue the Ham4Ham lottery in the UK in some form, and for there to be a greater proportion of tickets available at £35 than any other show in the West End.

“What I’m planning to have is a far greater proportion of the house that will be £35 and under, than there is anywhere else, for Hamilton. It’s absolutely my aim to make sure that this show can be seen by as wide an audience as possible, because I do think it’s one of the greatest musicals I’ve ever seen and I’ll be completely thrilled if I ever see a better one in the rest of my life. It’s an absolutely fantastic show.”

You can listen to the full interview here.


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