What Did London Critics Think of Hamilton in the West End?

The Verdict   What Did London Critics Think of Hamilton in the West End?
The London production officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre December 21; read the reviews here.
Hamilton_London_Production_Photos_2017_l-r Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton) and Jamael Westman (Alexander Hamilton) - Photo credit Matthew Murphy_HR.jpg
Rachelle Ann Go and Jamael Westman Matthew Murphy

The West End engagement of the musical juggernaut Hamilton officially opened December 21 at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.

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Giles Terera and cast Matthew Murphy

Taking center stage for the first production outside the U.S. are Jamael Westman and Giles Terera as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. Joining them for the London bow are Miss Saigon’s Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John, Christine Allado, Obioma Ugoala, Olivier nominee Michael Jibson, Tarinn Callender, Jason Pennycooke, and Cleve September.

Read the latest batch of reviews for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical below. Playbill will continue to update as reviews come in.

The Evening Standard (Tom Powell)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

The Hollywood Reporter (Demetrios Matheou)

Independent (Laura Harding)

Metro (Adam Bloodworth)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

Variety (Matt Trueman)

Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Aaron Lee Lambert, Sifiso Mazibuko, and Gabriel Mokake. The three join the previously announced Jade Albertsen, Curtis Angus, Jonathan Bishop, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Jack Butterworth, Jon-Scott Clark, Kelly Downing, Leslie Garcia Bowman, Lia Given, Gregory Haney, Leah Hill, Barney Hudson, Waylon Jacobs, Miriam-Teak Lee, Phoebe Liberty, Alexzandra Sarmiento, Marsha Songcome, Christopher Tendai, and Lindsey Tierney. Ash Hunter will play the title role at certain performances.


Joining Jeffrey Seller as a producer for the London bow is Cameron Mackintosh, the theatre titan behind such shows as The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. The team also includes Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and the Public Theater, where the musical premiered Off-Broadway in 2015.

Thomas Kail’s staging continues to play Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, with an additional sit-down production in Chicago and a national tour currently playing Los Angeles. A second U.S. national tour will begin early next year, and an additional production heads to Puerto Rico in 2019, where Miranda will reprise his performance in the title role.
Tickets are currently on sale through June 30, 2018.


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