Hamilton (London)
Ends Oct 2022 2h 45m
Hamilton (London)
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Hamilton (London) London Reviews and Tickets

92%
(122 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
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Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Great writing

About the Show

Revolutionary musical about American founding father, Alexander Hamilton. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards.

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38 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Relevant, Refreshing, Overrated

See it if Like rap

Don't see it if You’re not into rap

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Refreshing, Epic, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a great night out with a LOT of words.

Don't see it if you are expecting anything groundbreaking in terms of staging. It's pretty traditional.

31 Reviews | 0 Followers
97
Must see, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to be in the room where it happens. After 4 times, Hamilton gets deeper and deeper each time and will forever be a classic !

Don't see it if You really can’t stand Lin Manuel Miranda’s type of music otherwise it has to be on your list !

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if the hype is real! This show is powerful and absorbing.

Don't see it if You struggle with understanding quickly spoken/sung lyrics. May be helpful to listen to some of the songs in advance to get a feel for it.

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
98
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if One of the best things I've ever seen on stage and I'm not even a musical fan. Each line is so well written it.

Don't see it if You don't lie fast paced shows or non-traditional musicals

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
94
Great writing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want something new. A refreshing take on the classic 'musical'. Its emotional as well as fast paced. Brilliant.

Don't see it if You don't like rap, or prefer classic 'slow love story' musicals.

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if I saw the very last show before lock down,with my adult Children as a B Day gift. Just wowwwww,will deffo re book again.

Don't see it if Not for under 11,s However,a must for any serious Drama Student at Secondary School.

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want a modern historical retelling with clever lyrics, intense staging and rapid-fire raps.

Don't see it if You take the actual historical facts too seriously or expect this to be 100% historically accurate (it isn't, and that's ok).

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
December 21st, 2017

"‘Hamilton’ is stupendously good...Actually better than the hype suggests...A ferociously enjoyable show...Kail’s restaged Broadway production is confident but not flashy...The first half of the show has the most terrific sense of velocity I’ve ever experienced in a theatre production...The second half is bleaker...The ending is soulful and sad and lower-key than you might expect...The best and cleverest thing on the London stage...It is a great work of entertainment.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 22nd, 2017

"It really is as good as we’ve been told. Can you quibble that it’s a bit too cold, a bit too clever, and a bit too crammed with exposition? Perhaps, but it displays an artistic sophistication that makes most of its British counter-parts look like they’re mumbling into their shoes in comparison...The ingenious collision of contemporary sounds and 'colour-conscious' casting with period-dressed historical subject-matter makes us see this epic as a biography of the dawn of the USA itself."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 23rd, 2017

“Miranda’s rollercoaster of a show boasts outstanding performances and charts the life of the US founding father with political passion and nimble wit...There are times in the second half when the show’s virtuosity becomes a little taxing...But this is a show that moves with intoxicating speed and combines historical sweep with attention to detail...An invigorating and original musical that celebrates America’s overwhelming debt to the immigrant.”
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What's On Stage (UK)
December 21st, 2017

“Though nudging three-hours in length, it unfolds fluently and fast, whirring us through the scenes of Hamilton's incident-packed life...The first half has an exhilarating punch...The second is arguably even better...It is one of those rare shows where each part clicks perfectly into every other. It has a justness to it. Kail's powerful production honours the complexity of the writing, while keeping things direct and simple. There's nothing extraneous.”
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The Independent (UK)
December 21st, 2017

“The saga of the American War of Independence and a look at the teething problems of a new nation are presented in the shape of a bona fide game-changer of a musical...A piece that is obviously a magnificent achievement. Miranda’s synthesis of the historical material is phenomenal, as is his supple control of the diverse musical idioms.”
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The London Evening Standard
December 21st, 2017

“”Hamilton’ is a knockout, and its cast is superb...The lyrics are densely packed, and their bristling intricacy justifies Miranda’s thesis that hip-hop is the authentic sound of the American Revolution...With its fresh take on the politics of opportunism ‘Hamilton’ feels sharply topical, but it’s also the best kind of history lesson. There are a few dramatically expedient inaccuracies, but Miranda knows which liberties are worth taking, and he makes the past exciting...Believe the hype.”
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The Stage (UK)
December 21st, 2017

"That this has all emerged from the mind of one man, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is extraordinary...That’s surely what gives the production its feeling of unity. Direction, set, choreography, lighting, and the other elements that usually transform a piece are, in this instance, barely more than light touches dabbed on the canvas so as not to disturb the masterwork underneath...Every melody and lyric that Miranda introduces has purpose beyond its initial meaning."
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The Times (UK)
December 22nd, 2017

"As good as the hype but not in the way I thought it would be. I wasn’t so much moved as riveted...They’re telling it loud and proud, with non-stop rap, hip-hop, R&B, bolstered with ballet, jazz dance and cartwheels. In a word, wow...Thomas Kail directs what is a blockbuster. I didn’t want the interval to happen and was sorry when the show ended. The energy comes from both the sweeping music and the choreography but, mostly, from the force of the story."
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