Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of the Hamilton spoof musical Spamilton, which is coming to the Menier Chocolate Factory next month. Written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, the musical pokes fun at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop phenomenon Hamilton with songs like "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)", "Lin-Manuel's New York City", “Lin-Manuel as Hamilton”. The cast will include Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee. There will also be special guest appearances by Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley.
When you have a hit as big as Hamilton on your hands, it’s only a matter of time until it’s ribbed and poked into satire. While Lin-Manuel Miranda is hosting Saturday Night Live skits about his revolutionary musical, back in theatreland, it’s the responsibility of Gerard Alessandrini, the mind behind Forbidden Broadway, to make fun of the modern masterpiece.