Can't get into Hamilton? Luckily, Spamilton has extended & Hamilton (Lewis) is on its way

06 Aug
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Spamilton at the Menier Chocolate Factory

While Hamilton looks likely to book forever in the West End, Off-West End, demand is also running high for loving parody SPAMILTON at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where booking has now been extended until 15 September 2018... 

Creator Gerard Alessandrini directs Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee, with special guests Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley. The production renews Alessandrini's collaboration with the Menier following Forbidden Broadway, which ran both at the theatre in Borough and transferred to the West End. 

Hamilton ­ Olivier, Tony, Pulitzer and Grammy Award-winning musical. Very few tickets available.

Spamilton: An American Parody ­of Hamilton and much more. With more tickets now available!

Alessandrini brings his singular wit to the all-conquering musical Hamilton: in the words of its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, "I laughed my brains out". Following the success of Forbidden Broadway, Alessandrini returns to the Menier to lampoon the multi-award-winning Hamilton, with Spamilton: An American Parody, which not only takes target at Broadway's biggest export, but a host of the theatre world's other biggest names and musicals. 

The production has choreography by Gerry McIntyre, set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Dustin Cross, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Gregory Clarke and Jonathan Everett, musical arrangements by Fred Barton and musical direction by Simon Beck.

Spamilton is presented in London in association with John Freedson, David Zippel and Christine Pedi.

Alessandrini is best known for creating and writing all 25 editions of Forbidden Broadway in New York, Los Angeles, London and around the world. He features in the original 1982 cast of Forbidden Broadway, and can be heard on four of the show¹s twelve cast albums. He also sings on the soundtracks of the Disney classics Aladdin and Pocahontas. Television credits include writing comedy specials for Bob Hope, Angela Lansbury and Carol Burnett. Directing credits include Maury Yeston¹s musical In the Beginning, and a revue focusing on Yeston¹s songs Anything Can Happen (In the Theatre). Recent musicals which he co-wrote and/or directed include Madame X (NYMF 2011) and The Nutcracker and I (a complete Tchaikovsky score with all new lyrics by Alessandrini). He is the recipient of an Obie Award, two Lucille Lortel Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drama League and seven Drama Desk Awards - including two for Best Lyrics, and two Special Lifetime Awards. He was also awarded an Honorary Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre.