Sentebale comes to hit musical, HAMILTON
Sentebale is collaborating with the record breaking musical HAMILTON to raise vital funds and awareness towards their work with children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa.
Every ticket sold to the performance of HAMILTON at the Victoria Palace Theatre on Wednesday 29th August will raise money for Sentebale.
Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh, producers of HAMILTON said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Sentebale, the charity founded by The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso, for this special performance of HAMILTON at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Whilst there has been significant advancement in the treatment and care of HIV, the virus sadly still affects whole communities in many parts of the world, and particularly in southern Africa. We are delighted to help raise funds for this extraordinary cause.”
The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award winning production of HAMILTON originally opened at the Pubic Theatre in New York in 2015. Later that year, the Broadway production opened and, in December 2017, the London production opened at the newly re-built and restored Victoria Palace Theatre. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.
HAMILTON is the story of America’s 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 very foundations of the America we know today.
Johnny Hornby, Chairman, Sentebale commented, “We are delighted to partner with HAMILTON for what promises to be a very special evening, raising funds and awareness for our work with children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa.”
UNAIDS reports that globally, 1,700 new HIV infections occur every day among young people, and stigma remains a major factor preventing youth accessing lifesaving health services. Despite advancements in treatment and care, young people are lagging behind on multiple fronts — knowledge of HIV, HIV testing, treatment and prevention. It is in this context that Sentebale has developed a youth centred approach to impact the lives of children and young people across southern Africa.
HAMILTON Night for Sentebale will take place at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, on Wednesday 29th August. On sale now: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/sentebale
HAMILTON has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton. HAMILTON 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.
HAMILTON is produced in London by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Cameron Mackintosh. www.hamiltonmusical.com