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

Hamilton

About the show

Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi-award-winning, record-breaking musical Hamilton plays in London’s West End at the newly refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre, originally opening to critical acclaim in November 2017. After an unprecedented sold-out run on Broadway, the musical has become one of the most fan-loved, critically-admired and award-winning musicals ever created.

Hamilton is based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, with music, a book and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda best-known to London audiences for his first musical In The Heights, which premiered at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014 and later transferred to the temporary 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, redefining the modern musical.

The musical follows the life of Alexander Hamilton, who, after growing up as an orphan, went on to become George Washington’s right-hand man. As a rebel, a war hero, a loving husband and adulterer, and founder of the US Treasury, Alexander Hamilton’s life had 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 a thrilling retelling of American history.

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 continues to sell-out performances, making it one of the most in demand shows ever.

Following its huge success with fans, the musical was nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards, 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 also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album, as well as 7 Olivier Awards at the 2018 ceremony.

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 is played by Sifiso Mazibuko (Motown the Musical) with Jon Robyns (Avenue Q) taking on the mantle of King George. Further casting includes Rachelle Ann Go (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, Allyson Ava-Brown as Angelica Schuyler, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Dom Hartley-Harris as George Washington, Cleve September as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, Courtney-Mae Briggs as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and Tarin Callender as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison.

Ensemble and covers include Jack Butterworth, Marsha Songcome, Jon-Scott Clark, Miriam-Teak Lee, Alexzandra Sarmiento, alongside 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 around the globe, the production continues to be one of the most in-demand shows, currently sold-out at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Recommended for

Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s previous musical, In The Heights 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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+. No under 4s.

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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: 31 Dec 2020

Location and map

Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5EA

1326 Reviews Add review

The staging, music, choreography, acting, singing was fabulous. The cast is so tight and the ensemble pieces are stunning. I would... More

pamtruesdale 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This might very well be the best show I have ever seen. The acting, music/musical themes, harmonies and choreography work brilliantly... More

luxara 175, 52 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I can't really write an intelligent review for this show because I have far too many feelings for it. I absolutely adore it. The lyrics... More

Erin 5'3", 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show is legendary and I am a huge fan. Howevever, at this performance it felt like the cast was slightly complacent, even fooling... More

nicolasb3 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Hamilton is one for the books. You'll want to see it over and over again. "You'll be back", for sure.

daan1601 185 cm, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I wish everyone in the world could see this show - it is the most remarkable piece of theatre. I teach Drama, and find the most important... More

rachelfoote 5"7, 11 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Hamilton is amazing. It had more humour than I had anticipated and I wish I'd known that going in. I found the nods to the audience... More

beccam1 3 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Amazing show, even if you don’t like hip-hop you’d enjoy it. Would recommend reading up about the story before watching as it can get... More

elizar 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the second time I have seen Hamilton and I cannot add much more to my previous review except that my understanding was so much... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 68 reviews, 3 helpful votes