It may be nigh-on impossible to snatch a ticket for the worldwide musical phenomenon Hamiltonright now, but if you’re a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece, you’ll be very interested in what Gerard Alessandrini is brewing at the Menier Chocolate Factory. And it’s much easier to buy a ticket for.
Alessandrini is the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway, the Broadway musical revue that has been poking fun at its own form since the early 1980s. Now, he’s turned his pen to the biggest show to hit the Great White Way in years.
Spamilton ran off-Broadway in 2016 and left Miranda himself falling off his chair when he went to see it (he then later returned, stamping his seal of approval on the show).
Now, six months after Hamilton opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Spamiltonhas also made its way across the pond and has a new British cast, including Forbidden Broadway favourites Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley, alongside recognisable face of Liam Tamne.
We were invited into rehearsals to chat to the cast and creatives about the show ahead of its first performance on 12th July.