Hamilton (West End)
Open run 2h 45m
Hamilton (West End)
93

Hamilton (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

93%
(2017 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
2%
Negative
2%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Ambitious

About the Show

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

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50 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if you want to be in the room where it happens..well you only have one shot so make it count! You love 18th century politics meeting Hip Hop

Don't see it if you couldn't care less about American politics or that room, really love George III or think America was daft to separate itself from the UK

53 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Enlightening, Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Game-changing

See it if You want to see the show that will influence everything that comes after it

Don't see it if You have a short attention span.

98 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want an enjoyable evening with catchy songs and entertaining

Don't see it if Traditional west end shows

56 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Incredible, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one of the best shows ever in the West End. It is just incredible.

Don't see it if You believe rap has no place in early American history! And you’re boring.

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Must see!, Riveting, Epic, Edgy, Exhilarating

See it if interested in both modern musicals and history. Exceeds the hype! Fantastic artistic entertainment & outstanding cast! It Blew Us All Away

Don't see it if traditional musicals are your preferred choice/not interested in American history.

72 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Fast paced, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like musicals that are outside the box. Rap music

Don't see it if You like traditional musicals

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
100
Absorbing, Epic, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to experience a brilliant night of entertainment where the music, humour and intrigue are non-stop.

Don't see it if you really, and I mean really, can't get on board with rap music at all- give it a chance though and you'll be pleasantly surprised!

56 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if you love theatre

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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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WhatsOnStage
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 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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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 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 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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