Everything you need to know about Hamilton

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Thinking about booking tickets to see the critcally acclaimed hit musical Hamilton?

Here’s everything you need to know before you book tickets

Everything you need to know about Hamilton

What is Hamilton about?

Featuring music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton recounts the life of Alexander Hamilton from his birth to his death, and in doing so traces the early history of the United States of America. It features a slate of well-known historical figures of the period including George Washington, Aaron Burr, Marquis de Lafayette, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and King George III.

Where is Hamilton playing in London?

Hamilton plays at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End – it’s right across the road from Victoria Station making it ideal for anyone travelling into London.

How long is Hamilton / What is the running time of Hamilton?

Hamilton clocks in at 2 hours and 50 minutes, including a 15 minute interval.

Who is starring in Hamilton in London?

The current cast is lead by Declan Spaine who plays Alexander Hamilton alongside Shan Ako, Simon-Anthony Rhoden, Emile Ruddock, Ava Brennan, Simbi Akande, Dom Hartley-Harris, Lemuel Knights, Jake Halsey-Jones and Joel Montague.

What days is Hamilton on?

Performances of Hamilton take place at 7:30pm from Monday to Saturday with two matinees a week on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm.

Will I know any of the songs in Hamilton?

With cast recordings and a live recorded performance available on Disney+, it’s likely that you may have heard some or all of Hamilton’s songs if you like musicals.

How long has Hamilton been playing in the West End?

Initial previews began for the West End premiere of Hamilton on 6 December 2017 ahead of an official opening night on 21 December. It has run continually in Victoria Palace Theatre since then except for an enforced closure during the COVID pandemic which lasted from March 2020 to August 2021 – and with regular sell-out performances, it shows now time of closing anytime soon.

What did critics think of Hamilton?

It was a hit! As with the Broadway production, Hamilton opened in the West End to universal acclaim.

Read our reviewer said it was “one of the most exciting things to see on a London stage.”

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