About the show
Join the queue for the hugely anticipated West End debut of new musical Hamilton.
If there’s one word that has been reverberating around the theatre world in recent times, it has to be Hamilton.
Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical made its off-Broadway premiere at The Public Theater in February 2015. By August of the same year it was already showing on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Since then it has broken box-office records, won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, and caused queues to form around the block each evening by those nurturing the tiny hope of grasping standby tickets.
With book, lyrics and music all written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical is loosely based on historian Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father of America and chief staff aide to George Washington.
However, a degree in American History is certainly not required to enjoy this pumped-up, hip-hop take on the early days of the USA.
Hamilton makes its UK premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Jamael Westman, who only graduated from RADA in 2016, leads the cast as Alexander Hamilton. Musical theatre star Michael Jibson joins him as King George. Former Miss Saigon and Les Miserables star Rachelle Ann Go plays Eliza in the London production. Jason Pennycooke, who previously starred in Memphis, plays Marquis de Lafayette with Avenue Q’s Giles Terera as Aaron Burr. Christine Allado and Cleve September, who both appeared in Miranda’s Olivier Award-winning In The Heights, also star alongside Motown The Musical’s ObiomaUgoala and Rachel John. Tarinn Callender makes his professional stage debut in the production.
The tagline may be ‘An American Musical’, but British audiences are sure to catch Hamilton fever just as easily!