Don’t miss your shot with Hamilton musical tickets
You’ll want to be in the room where it happens! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (Moana) phenomenal Hamilton musical is one of the West End’s biggest hits. Playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre to sold-out crowds, the production first began West End performances in November 2017 and swept the 2018 Olivier Awards with a total of seven gongs. Six years later, it is still one of the most popular shows in London and a must-see for musical fans – and anyone who thinks they don’t like musicals too!
Based on Ron Chernow’s book Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton is the acclaimed musical about a man who is determined to make his revolutionary mark on America. An ambitious young immigrant, Alexander Hamilton serves as George Washington’s chief aide, quickly becoming his trusted right-hand man. A husband, father, rebel and war hero, Hamilton is loved and hated in equal measure… particularly by his lifelong friend and foe, Aaron Burr.
Hamilton is a critical and commercial success in New York, London and across the world. It received a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations and won a total of 11, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography. In 2016, Lin-Manuel Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
A groundbreaking musical style sets Hamilton apart from every other show you can see right now. Pulling together inspiration from hip-hop, jazz, R&B and classic Broadway show tunes, it is an exhilarating take on history that makes a hundreds-year-old story feel fresher and more relevant than ever. Some of the biggest songs in the show include “The Room Where It Happens”, the triumphant “My Shot” and the crowd-pleasing comic number “You’ll Be Back” performed by King George III. You’ll be boogying along with the Schuyler sisters one minute, and fighting back tears during “It’s Quiet Uptown” the next.
Miranda teamed up with mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh to bring his award-winning Hamilton musical from Broadway to London. After a multi-million pound refurbishment, the Victoria Palace Theatre reopened in November 2017, and Hamilton began previews on November 21 before an official opening on December 7 2017. It was met with 5-star rave reviews from critics, huge audience acclaim, and has continued to be massively popular ever since. 2018 saw the West End production swipe an incredible 7 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.
Declan Spaine leads the current Hamilton musical cast as Alexander Hamilton. The cast also includes Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Aaron Burr, Ava Brennan as Angelica Schuyler, Shan Ako as Eliza Hamilton, Simbi Akande as Peggy Schuyler, Jake Halsey-Jones as Phillip Hamilton, Dom Hartley-Harris as George Washington, Lemuel Knights as Marquis De Lafayette, Emile Ruddock as Hercules Mulligan and Joel Montague as King George III.
Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton musical has choreography by Andy Blankenbeuhler, musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, design by David Korins, costume by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Although not the first musical by Miranda, it is the one that propelled his career to new heights, and he has since worked on Disney’s Moana and appeared in Mary Poppins Returns. Nothing quite beats the cultural phenomenon of his best-known and best-loved musical, however!
Don’t throw away your shot to see the mega-popular Hamilton musical in London! It redefined the musical theatre genre with its dynamic songs and snappy lyrics, and is guaranteed to win over even the most stubborn of new audiences.
The Hamilton musical is recommended for those aged 10 and up, due to explicit language. Children under 4 are not permitted and those under 16 are required to be accompanied by an adult.