Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash-hit Hamilton arrives in London – first look

Matthew Murphy

Here’s your first look at the London stage transfer of internationally acclaimed musical Hamilton.

The show, which is now playing at the newly rebuilt and restored Victoria Palace Theatre, marks the first time the musical has been seen outside of the US where it received its official debut.

The show won a record-breaking 11 Tony Awards during its debut year on Broadway – including Best Musical.

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.

The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.

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Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

The West End cast comprises Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Michael Jibson (King George), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson),Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr), Obioma Ugoala (George Washington) and Jamael Westman (Alexander Hamilton). At certain performances, the role of Alexander Hamilton will be played by Ash Hunter.

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They are joined by Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Johnny Bishop, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jack Butterworth, Jon-Scott Clark, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Gregory Haney*, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Miriam-Teak Lee, Phoebe Liberty, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Marsha Songcome, Christopher Tendai and Lindsey Tierney.

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

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.

The show 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.

The official London opening night takes place on 21 December, 2017.

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