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

Hamilton

Overview

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.

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 is played by Giles Terera (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) with Olivier Award nominee Michael Jibson taking on the mantle of King George. Further casting includes Rachelle Ann Go (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, Rachel John (The Bodyguard) as Angelica Schuyler, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Obioma Ugoala as George Washington, Cleve September as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, Christine Allado as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and Tarin Callender as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison.

Ensemble and covers include Courtney-Mae Briggs, 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 4's.

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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 Mar 2019

Location and map

Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5EA

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Yet again - utterly wonderful. The acting, singing and dancing were stellar. It was so nice to see different people in the roles (... More

HypnoBloom 5"6, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Yet again - utterly wonderful. The acting, singing and dancing were stellar. It was so nice to see different people in the roles (this time Ash instead of Jamael, Sifiso instead of Giles and Rachelle instead of Marsha). Everybody brought their A game and I felt the performance was even more confident than the last time I saw it (only a couple of months ago). I particularly enjoyed how Ash had clearly planned for Hamilton's growth and increased maturity across the play. It was so interesting to see him start off as a young and naive teen and slowly grow more sure of himself and even cocky. I adored both Ash and Jamael for all sorts of reasons but this aspect is something I exclusively enjoyed about Ash's rendition. If anybody has qualms about seeing the alternate instead of the "main Hamilton" - DO NOT BE. The play is quick-witted, tear-jerking and also very funny. I would see it a third time if I could. Wouldn't mind seeing Sifiso as Hamilton! Speaking of Sifiso, I enjoyed his Burr very much and his voice is impressive. With Giles (and in clips of the Broadway version I have seen) I found Burr to be colder and more calculated, like a kind of musical Iago, but this time I genuinely felt that Hamilton and Burr were legitimate friends who ultimately felt betrayed by each other. I waited by the stage door and got a signature from Ash, Jason, Tarinn and Cleve which I'm incredibly thankful for (even if I would have liked to get a couple more!)

HypnoBloom 5"6, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

After booking in January 2017 was Hamilton worth the wait? Absolutely, this hip hopera is as exciting and diverse as hoped. The s... More

braintree 155cm, 52 reviews, 5 helpful votes

After booking in January 2017 was Hamilton worth the wait? Absolutely, this hip hopera is as exciting and diverse as hoped. The story follows Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant who manages to shape America's economy and is also the founding father of political sex scandals. Performance wise this is truly the Aaron Burr show as the Olivier winning Giles Terrera rightly steals the show as the sneaky Burr, he can be best compared to someone like Ted Cruz (possible spoiler Burr has actually killed someone) and in many ways Lin Manuel Miranda's piece feels more like a vindication of Burr as rather than a tribute to Hamilton. My favourite songs were from Michael Jibson's King George III, which felt like embittered love songs from a jilted lover , gloating as their ex's dream of independence falls apart. Whilst Schuyler Sisters first song is a soulful En Vogue esque number I did worry that the characters of Eliza and Angelica were underwritten, for a musical so forward thinking it lets it's female characters down As America faces onward at its attitudes to race and immigration Hamilton is a refreshing look at the multiple races and cultures, whilst the audiences may not be as diverse they have welcomed Hamilton with open arms. Tickets are like gold dust.

braintree 155cm, 52 reviews, 5 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... More

jamesatwill 178, 109 reviews, 6 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, 109 reviews, 6 helpful votes

The actual show was amazing. It's been a month and I still have the songs stuck in my head. All I knew going into the show was tha... More

basmaabro 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The actual show was amazing. It's been a month and I still have the songs stuck in my head. All I knew going into the show was that people rapped and it was about one of America's founding fathers. Since I had absolutely no clue about anything to do with America's history I wasn't spoiled. I then found out that the whole show was either sung or rapped! My honest advice to you planning on seeing the show would be to listen to the cast recording of all the songs beforehand. I know some people don't like to do that, but I found myself trying to focus on what they were actually rapping/singing, rather than taking it all in. If I had known the lyrics already I would've enjoyed the whole aesthetic more. All in all, loved it.

basmaabro 3 reviews, 0 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, 20 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, 20 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

This show was everything I expected AND more. Scenery was simple and constant throughout with only small set changes achieved by m... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 52 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This show was everything I expected AND more. Scenery was simple and constant throughout with only small set changes achieved by moving props about but it was the simplicity which in my view made it so effective. The lighting was stunning and the two revolves were used to maximum dramatic effect. Costumes to die and for the chorus were cleverly used to transpose from one character to another. Well, who hasn't heard the music must have arrived from a different planet so no surprises there, just AMAZING. I really want to see this show again as I did not know the story that well and so didn't appreciate some of the finer points. Five stars, big thumbs up all round to cast, crew, creatives, et al.

tapwhizz 168cm, 52 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Hamilton lives up to the hype! Most of the main cast were off the night I went but that didn't matter because the show was spe... More

tccsfan 158cm, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Hamilton lives up to the hype! Most of the main cast were off the night I went but that didn't matter because the show was spectacular anyway. Ash Hunter (alternate Hamilton) makes the role his own, Sifiso Mazibuko is fantastic as Burr, Marsha Songcome's Eliza was phenomenal and Waylon Jacobs did justice to both Lafayette and Jefferson. Tarinn Callender brought the energy required for Mulligan and Cleve September plays Laurens/Philip exceptionally well. I'll be seeing the show again in October and a part of me wishes I could see the exact same cast again but another part of me wonders how the main cast compares. I've seen people saying that they wish the set design had been more elaborate, but I think the simplicity of the set allows you to focus more on the music and lyrics, which is important for Hamilton because that's where the show truly shines.

tccsfan 158cm, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Second view of London show, and I'm still blown away. Michael Jibson [George III] outstanding, Jamael Westman [Hamilton] clearly ... More

jazzc 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Second view of London show, and I'm still blown away. Michael Jibson [George III] outstanding, Jamael Westman [Hamilton] clearly matured into the role since I last saw him - last time he was great, but I kept comparing his performance to the Broadway version. This time he completely owned it. Haven't been as close to tears since seeing Derek Jacobi's Lear. This is my abolute favourite ever musical.

jazzc 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes