Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary hip hop musical smashed box office records on Broadway and has become a global theatrical sensation. Based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, an American Founding Father and frankly a bit of a badass.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s improbable but glorious musical about America’s founding fathers. It’s a delight: witty, musically inventive and unexpectedly moving too, and I suspect that the show’s availability online over the lockdowns will only add to the demand. But there are plenty of tickets available from December onwards, so here’s your chance.
Hamilton, a sung-and-rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton with music, lyrics and a book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, has taken the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre by storm! Tickets for Hamilton in London’s West End are available for booking now!
Officially titled Hamilton: An American Musical, tickets are available now for this thrilling, award-winning hip-hop musical production telling the story of Alexander Hamilton. Founding Father, an orphan, born into poverty in the Caribbean who rose to power in the USA, all set against the American War of Independence. Featuring secret political deals, sex scandals and duels, this is one action-packed emotional rollercoaster.
Hamilton: An American Musical has received rave reviews across the board, Time Out London says “Lin-Manuel Miranda’s visionary musical lives up to the hype” concluding “Hamilton’ is stupendously good” The Guardian describes it as “revolutionary musical a thrilling salute to America's immigrants”.
Hamilton is at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London.Based on the biography written by historian Ron Chernow, Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung-and-rapped-through musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda describes Hamilton as about "America then, as told by America now” casting non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and historical figures to reveal the incredible rags to riches story behind the stateman who now features on a $10 bill.
Born in the Caribbean Alexander Hamilton leaves the island of Nevis to seek his fortune with little else but his own oratorical skills. He quickly becomes George Washington’s right-hand man, falls in love twice, once with the wrong woman, and is present at key moments in the war of independence, falling in and out of favour with successive presidents in a whirlwind musical journey through American history.
Leading the Hamilton cast is Reuben Joseph as Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Shan Ako is Eliza Hamilton, Roshani Abbey and Allyson Ava-Brown are Eliza’s sisters: Peggy and Angelica Schuyler. Jake Halysey-Jones is Hamilton’s friend and fellow revolutionary John Laurens, and Simon Anthony Rhoden is friend and later rival Aaron Burr, Trevor Nicholas is George Washington, and Joel Montague is King George.
Hamilton is directed by Thomas Kail, book, music, and lyrics are all by Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Tony and Grammy award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Andy Blankenbuehler is the choreographer, and Alex Lacamoire is orchestrations/ co-arranger. David Korins is scenic design, Howell Binkley is lighting design, and Nevin Steinburg is sound design. Costumes are by Paul Tazewell and Chris Hatt is musical director.
Hamilton: An American Musical is history that grabs you by the throat. It's an adrenaline fuelled ride through the events that shaped the USA, brilliantly delivered through the musical genres that define the country. Get your Hamilton London tickets for the London theatre