About the showHamilton comes to the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End in November 2017, following a record breaking run on Broadway, which made it one of the most in demand and award winning musicals of all time.
Many will already know of the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, from his previous musical In The Heights which opened at London’s Southwark Playhouse in 2014 and is currently showing at the Kings Cross Theatre in 2016. His distinctive blend of rap, hip-hop and Latin American inspired music has helped completely redefine the contemporary musical landscape.
Lin-Manuel Miranda returns to London in 2017 with his second musical, Hamilton which documents the colourful life of George Washington’s right hand man, Alexander Hamilton. Born a bastard orphan, but raising through the ranks to become one of the most powerful men in America, Hamilton’s life took in being a rebel, a war hero, a loving husband, an adulterer, U.S Constitution supporter and founder of the American Treasury, making it the perfect subject for a power political musical that packs a punch.
With its unique blend of innovative music and incredible story, Hamilton has not only become a firm favourite amongst fans, with performances completely selling out and resold tickets reaching thousands of dollars, but has also firmly become a critics favourite too. It has now won 11 Tony Awards and been nominated for a record breaking, including Best Musical, as well as having recently won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tickets will go on sale on 30th January 2017, almost a year before the show opens in London’s Victoria Palace Theatre, following its huge renovation after the departure of Billy Elliot.
Although cast details are yet to be confirmed, it is expected that show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his star role at some point during the show’s London West End stint. With the sold-out buzz that has been created by Miranda on Broadway, this show is set to be one of the hottest openings of 2017.
Who Should See It?With the huge love that Hamilton has received from both fans, critics and awards bodies, it is hugely recommended that if you like musicals, then you should not miss this opportunity to see one of the greatest new musicals of the 21st century. This is especially true if you do not normally enjoy very traditional musicals, as the score of Hamilton is highly influenced by contemporary hip-hop and rap music.
For those who have previously seen and enjoyed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical, In The Height you should definitely check out Hamilton which manages to improve on the brilliant quality of his original debut.