Can’t get a ticket for Hamilton? then why not pop along to the Menier for the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton: An American Parody, opening on 24 July 2018. Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott and Julie Yammanee also join the cast.
Following the success of Forbidden Broadway, Alessandrini returns to the Menier to lampoon the multi-award-winning Hamilton with Spamilton which not only takes a stab at the Broadway phenomenon but a good deal of other high profiles theatre names and shows.
Alessandrini directs the production, which previews from 12 July and runs until 8 September 2018, and renews his collaboration with the Menier following Forbidden Broadway which ran both at the theatre and in the West End. Choreography for the production is by Gerry McIntyre.
Marc Akinfolarin returns to the Menier, where he previously appeared in Assassins and The Color Purple. His other theatre credits include Spamalot (UK tour), Peter and The Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK tour) and Sweeney Todd (English National Opera).
Sophie-Louise Dann returns to the Menier where she previously appeared in both productions of Forbidden Broadway. Her other theatre work includes The Girls (Olivier Award nomination), Bend it Like Beckham (both Phoenix Theatre), Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Hairspray (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud Theatre – Oliver Award nomination) and The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre).
Jason Denton’s theatre work includes The School of Rock (New London Theatre), Showboat (New London and Sheffield Theatres), Save The Last Dance For Me (UK tour), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Stephen Ward (both at the Aldwych), Hot Stuff, Hello Dolly!, Piaf (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Britain’s Got Bhangra (UK tour) and I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).
Eddie Elliott’s theatre work includes Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre), Dry Cleaned (Intermission Theatre), Cinderella (Hackney Empire), South Pacific (Barbican and UK tour), Five Guys Named Moe (Theatre at the Mill), We Will Rock You (UK tour), The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre).
Damian Humbley returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory having appeared in Merrily We Roll Along (also Harold Pinter Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company, USA), Life of the Party (also TheatreWorks SV), Forbidden Broadway (also Vaudeville Theatre) and The Last 5 Years. His other theatre work includes Lend Me A Tenor (Gielgud Theatre), The Woman In White (Palace Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (Savoy Theatre), Company (Sheffield Crucible) and Little Shop Of Horrors (UK Tour).
Julie Yammanee’s theatre credits include And the Winner Is (Vaults Festival), Lazarus (King’s Cross Theatre), Priscilla Queen of The Desert (international tour), Here Lies Love (National Theatre), Avenue Q (UK tour), The World Goes Round (Yellow Glass Theatre) and Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East).