Hamilton cancels show due to Covid-19 cases as virus wave hits West End

The West End production of Hamilton has announced it is cancelling its Wednesday evening performance due to an outbreak of coronavirus.

This comes as several productions have shut temporarily due to rising case numbers and the spread of the Omicron variant.

The Hamilton musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London said it plans to recommence shows on December 16 at 2.30pm for the matinee.

A statement posted to Hamilton‘s Twitter said: “Due to Covid-enforced absences, tonight’s performance of Hamilton can no longer play as scheduled.

“Performances are currently planned to recommence on Thursday 16 December, 2:30pm.

“On behalf of everyone at Hamilton, we apologise for the disappointment and for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre also cancelled shows on Tuesday and Wednesday due to “Covid-enforced absences within our cast and crew” – with performances due to resume on Thursday.

Life Of Pi, based on the Booker Prize-winning 2001 novel by Canadian author Yann Martel, scrapped five shows at Wyndham’s Theatre but says it will return on Wednesday.

Producers said there had been “several cases of Covid in the company” despite “robust measures taken”.

Performances at the National Theatre of Hex, based on the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, are also cancelled until Thursday.

Meanwhile, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time is cancelled until Friday at the Troubadour Theatre Wembley.

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