Hamilton musical West End launch delayed

Problems with theatre renovation

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The opening of new West End musical Hamilton has been postponed due to building delays.

The show, which has been a hit on Broadway, was due to open in London on 21 November.

However, the Victoria Palace Theatre will not be ready in time following extensive renovation amidst a huge redevelopment of Victoria.

Previews will now begin on 6 December with the opening night taking place on 21 December.

Co-producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh blamed "tight time constraints" and "unhelpful problems" for the delay.

The musical tells the story of America's founding fathers using rap.