Auditions have been announced for the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton.

In a notice posted on the show's official Facebook page, those interested are requested to register their interest by sending a current photo and CV to

Male and female auditionees in their 20s and 30s are sought from all ethnic backgrounds. The production is looking for singers who can rap or hip-hop dancers.

The post says that artists must be available from 8 October 2018 for a one-year contract – hinting at an inevitable extension for the hit musical.

Reflecting Miranda's core requirement for the cast of the show to be ethnically diverse, the audition notice says: "While artists of all ethnicities will be considered for the production, it is an intrinsic requirement of the show for the majority of the company to reflect a range of BAME backgrounds."

Miranda's hip-hop musical opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in December to a raft of five-star reviews, including from our critic Sarah Crompton who said: "It is one of those rare shows where each part clicks perfectly into every other."

Hamilton is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 30 June 2018.