Taking their shot: Hamilton parody Spamilton comes to Menier Chocolate Factory

30 Apr
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases

Can’t get tickets for Hamilton at the VP? It might just be easier to pop along to the UK premiere of spoof Spamilton, playing later on this year at the Menier from 24 July to 8 September 2018.

Gerard Alessandrini brings his singular wit to the phenomenon that is the musical Hamilton with Spamilton which not only takes target at Broadway’s biggest export but a host of the theatre world’s biggest names and musicals. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said on seeing the show: “I laughed my brains out”.

Spamilton renews Alessandrini’s collaboration with the Menier following Forbidden Broadway which ran both at the theatre and in the West End.


Gerard 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 show’s 12 cast albums. He also sings on the soundtracks of the Disney classics Aladdin and Pocahontas.

Directing credits include Maury Yeston’s musical In the Beginning, and a revue focusing on Yeston’s 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. He was also awarded an Honorary Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre.