Best of the buzz: What’d EdFringe audiences make of Hamilton (Lewis)?

27 Aug
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Author: Staff
Edfringe buzz for Hamilton (Lewis)

As the real Lewis Hamilton competed this weekend in the Belgian Grand Prix, the musical parody inspired by him, and Lin-Manuel Miranda's (Alexander) Hamilton, completed its final lap at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. HAMILTON (LEWIS) now races to London for a limited season at the King's Head Theatre trailing a Musical Theatre Review Best Musical nomination and a slew of festival raves. We've rounded up some of the show's festival buzz on Twitter below... and don't forget to enter our competition to win tickets!

HAMILTON (LEWIS) is the epic tale of a self-starter, born and raised in Stevenage, who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster, a man who became the most successful British F1 driver in the history of the sport. And who also bagged a Pussycat Doll. 

Letitia Hector (last seen at the King's Head in Holy Crap) stars as Lewis Hamilton with Liberty Buckland (Rumpy Pumpy, Yarico, Tomorrow Maybe) as Nicole Scherzinger, Jamie Barwood (He Shoots He Scores) as Big Ron and newcomer Louis Mackrodt as Alonso.

This brand-new parody blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway musical styles to show the petrol-fuelled thrills and spills of the life of Hamilton (Lewis) then, as told by Hamilton (Lewis) now. And, just in case you were wondering, this show is "not in any way endorsed by (Hamilton creator) Lin-Manuel Miranda... or Hamilton... (Lewis)... or the Pussycat Dolls."

HAMILTON (LEWIS) is directed by Benji Sperring, with musical direction, music and lyrics by David Eaton and a book written by Fiona English.

HAMILTON (LEWIS) had its world premiere at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, running from 7 to 26 August 2018 at Assembly George Square in Edinburgh. It then transfers directly for its London premiere at the King's Head Theatre.

HAMILTON (LEWIS) runs from 5 to 22 September 2018 at the King's Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN. Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.30pm, with Saturday matinees at 5.30pm. Tickets from £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

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