Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre tickets
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre tickets

Hamilton

Overview

Hamilton transfers to London’s West End at the Victoria Palace Theatre in November 2017, following an unprecedented sold out run on Broadway, which has become one of the most fan-loved, critic admired and award nominated musicals ever.

Hamilton is a musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, with music, book and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda will probably be best known to London audiences for his first musical In The Heights which premiered at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014 and is playing in 2016 at the King’s Cross Theatre. Miranda’s distinctive style of fusing rap, hip hop and the music of Latin America has revolutionised the modern musical. With his follow up Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda has reached new heights with redefining the modern musical.

The musical follows the life of Alexander Hamilton, who after growing up as an orphan, when on to become George Washington’s right hand man. As both a rebel and a war hero, a loving husband and adulterer, and founder of the US Treasury, Alexander Hamilton’s life has some sweet pickings for any writer looking to adapt the biography into a musical. With George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr all making their mark in this ingenious political masterpiece, Hamilton is one retelling of American history which will certainly not have you bored.

Hamilton originally premiered Off-Broadway at The Public Theatre in February 2015, where it enjoyed an acclaimed sold-out run, before transferring to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, where it has now currently sold out until the end of the year, with ticket resales skyrocketing to thousands of dollars, making it one of the most in demand shows ever.

Following its huge success with fans, the musical has now been nominated for a record breaking 16 Tony Awards and winning 11, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Performance for an Actress in a Leading Role, twice for Best Performance for an Actor in a Leading Role, three times for Best Performance for an Actor in a Featured Role, Best Performance for an Actress in a Featured Role, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography and many more. Hamilton has also recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

With tickets going on sale on 30th January 2017, almost a year before the show open, the transfer of Hamilton to the Victoria Palace Theatre is set to follow an estimated £30 million refurbishment of the theatre following the closing of its previously running smash hit Billy Elliot to go on tour.

Newcomer Jamael Westman plays the titular role of Alexander Hamilton. The role marks the young RADA trained actor's exciting West End debut, with previous credits including Torn at the Royal Court, and The White Devil at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Hamilton's devious political rival Aaron Burr will be portrayed by Giles Terera (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) with Olivier Award nominee Michael Jibson taking on the mantle of King George.

The ensemble will include Courtney-Mae Briggs (In The Heights), Jack Butterworth (Billy Elliot), Marsha Songcome (Miss Saigon), Jon-Scott Clark (Shrek the Musical), Miriam-Teak Lee (On The Town) and Alexzandra Sarmiento (Strictly Ballroom). They will be joined by Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Jonathan Bishop, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Gregory Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Phoebe Liberty, Christopher Tendai and Lindsey Tierney.

With the sold-out excitement of Hamilton from across the Atlantic, this is set to be one of the most exciting shows to hit London’s West End in 2017.

Recommended for

Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s previous musical, In The Heights which has been showing at the King’s Cross Theatre throughout 2016, should definitely check out his newer production which has managed to break countless Broadway records.

With its revolutionary retelling of American history and its Hip-Hop infused score, Hamilton is one of the most unique and interesting musicals of the 21st century. Anyone who is a diehard musical lover should not miss the opportunity to experience what is expected to be one of the most remembered shows in West End history.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including 15 minute interval)
Opened: 06 Dec 2017
Press night: 21 Dec 2017
Booking from: 21 Nov 2017
Booking until: 30 Jun 2018

Location and map

Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5EA

288 Reviews Add review

There's not much to be said about this show that hasn't already been said. Move the Olivier awards to tomorrow. Give everything... More

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

There's not much to be said about this show that hasn't already been said. Move the Olivier awards to tomorrow. Give everything to Hamilton. There’s no competition. This show completely exceeded my expectations and is totally deserving of the hype. *Not a weak link in the cast - everyone on that stage is completely at the top of their game. It’s brilliant to see pretty much nothing under the lead’s name in the programme, completely complementing the whole ethos of the show. *The most outstanding lighting design I’ve ever seen (definitely sit in one of the circles rather than the stalls so you can see the floor!) *I think I’m in love with George Washington (something I never thought I would say) *King George was PERFECT - it felt like he was written by a British sitcom writer. I’ve found it funny reading comments online from Americans thinking we would be offended by the portrayal of the British, when in reality 90% of our comedy is us laughing at ourselves. This was made extra special by being sat literally in the shadow of Buckingham Palace. *Rachel John needs to release an album *The whole wedding scene with the ‘rewind’ section (Helpless/Satisfied) was GENUIS (and heartbreaking). *Best behaved audience I’ve ever sat in *The newly renovated theatre is absolutely stunning

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Honestly, the show was TOO MUCH. It was so great that I was SHAKING afterwards. It made me want to join the campaign for a Best En... More

tessrobs 152cm, 17 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Honestly, the show was TOO MUCH. It was so great that I was SHAKING afterwards. It made me want to join the campaign for a Best Ensemble Tony award. Because, crikey they were great. The choreography was exquisite! It really made the show cinematic and framed all of these incredible moments. Jamael Westman is so good as A.Ham, it's not even shocking. As soon as he steps on stage he just has this confidence and an air of intelligence and wisdom so far beyond his years, he just WAS Alexander Hamilton. Like, I'm not even pissed that I'll never see LMM perform as Hamilton (probably), because I saw Jamael Westman. That's how good he is. I DON'T EVEN CARE! In fact, I feel like seeing Lin would let me down because of how good Jamael was. That's pushing the boat out, but it bears repeating, I don't even care. He was great, can't say it enough. #Jamilton. (See full review at http://www.tessrobinson.co.uk/blog)

tessrobs 152cm, 17 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Wow... What an amazing incredible piece of theatre! Even though this was only the first preview the show was so slick you would ha... More

sarah 5" 6, 84 reviews, 26 helpful votes

Wow... What an amazing incredible piece of theatre! Even though this was only the first preview the show was so slick you would have thought the cast had been working together for years! As you would expect the entire cast is phenomenal they have such amazing energy - an extremely talented dream cast who work together & complement each other in flawless harmony! I was absolutely blown away - Bravo a very well deserved Standing Ovation. I would say listening to the cast album and knowing the story would be a good idea first as it is very intense. Having said that I followed the story and although not our history - it was interesting, loved it! At the end of the show no individual bows were taken - the entire cast held hands in one row! Bravo!

sarah 5" 6, 84 reviews, 26 helpful votes

Well of course, Hamilton was AMAZING!! My advice? Get there with all your papers/id's, etc. a good 90 minutes before the show star... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Well of course, Hamilton was AMAZING!! My advice? Get there with all your papers/id's, etc. a good 90 minutes before the show starts so you can quickly get in. Priorities when you get in should be the cloakroom and merchandise as both these queues build up quickly and the cloakroom has a small capacity. The actual show was incredible! Amazing choreography, brilliant songs, you all know the hype! Try not to listen to the soundtrack too much before you go as it's better experienced live x

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Had waited for this for a year; had played the Broadway cast recording in my car every day on my drive to work; my excitement at t... More

paulaedwards 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Had waited for this for a year; had played the Broadway cast recording in my car every day on my drive to work; my excitement at the prospect of seeing it was ridiculous (especially for a woman of my age)! But the entire experience exceeded ALL my expectations, and I literally couldn't speak for about half an hour afterwards. Ended up with smeared mascara and a wad of soggy tissues! IT IS BETTER THAN THE HYPE!

paulaedwards 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Hamilton was sensational and it lives up to all the hype. It is energetic, soulful, entertaining, informative and comical in many ... More

Funthing29 5"1, 153 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Hamilton was sensational and it lives up to all the hype. It is energetic, soulful, entertaining, informative and comical in many different ways. The combination of hip hop and musical theatre numbers against the backdrop of an American founding father really does work and what a wonderful and unique way to present this story. You definitely want to be in 'the room where is happens'!

Funthing29 5"1, 153 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Hamilton has become one of the most talked about and popular shows of recent times, and it completely lives up to the hype. The st... More

shaun 5"10, 99 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Hamilton has become one of the most talked about and popular shows of recent times, and it completely lives up to the hype. The story is entirely unique on the West End stage and takes you through the complicated and action packed life of Alexandra Hamilton, the Revolutionary War and his political career, even managing to make fiscal policy interesting. The songs are all memorable and draw on influences from hip hop and rhythm and blues to more traditional stage ballads. And the London cast does not disappoint at all, creating a range of supporting characters who are just as interesting and entertaining as the man himself.

shaun 5"10, 99 reviews, 2 helpful votes

There aren't any words to describe the perfection of Hamilton; it's truly like watching a musical theatre revolution happen right ... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes

There aren't any words to describe the perfection of Hamilton; it's truly like watching a musical theatre revolution happen right in front of your eyes. In my opinion, the vocals of the West End cast are actually better than the Broadway cast! The technical elements are astounding, particularly the lighting and sound design. It's unlike anything you've ever seen before. You simply have to see it to understand how amazing it is.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes

No matter if you don’t like rap, the music is a great storytelling device mixed with exquisite movement. I also don’t think I’ve e... More

jdudgeon997 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

No matter if you don’t like rap, the music is a great storytelling device mixed with exquisite movement. I also don’t think I’ve ever seen a musical staged similar to this one. Unless an actor is doing a quick change, they are on stage witnessing the action with the audience, being involved in every number in some way or another.

jdudgeon997 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes