Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tickets and more information: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/bring-it-on/ Running until: 1st September 2018 Production Photos by: Eliza Wilmot The second show in the British Theatre Academy’s summer season at the Southwark Playhouse, playing in tandem with Goodnight Mister Tom is the London premiere of … Continue reading Bring It On @ Southwark Playhouse*
An impromptu decision back in September and a very low bank balance later, I was thrilled to see, what is rightfully described as “the best musical of the 21st century” at the show’s Broadway home. Hamilton created an earthquake in … Continue reading NYC ’17 | Seeing Hamilton on Broadway
If you have been following me on Twitter and/or Instagram since the start of the year, then you will have seen that I can’t seem to stop taking trips to see In The Heights at the Kings Cross Theatre. Last night was my 7th trip to el Barrio. From seeing the early cast members to seeing various understudies to even attending the same performance as it’s music & lyrics creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. This show continues to be vibrant & brilliant. In The Heights is set in Washington Heights in New York and follows the ups and downs of the characters in … Continue reading In The Heights
So this week was Alexander Hamilton’s birthday! Happy birthday you, bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman….
261 years ago, Alexander Hamilton was born. But wait, who is Alexander Hamilton, you ask?
Alexander Hamilton was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was the first Secretary of Treasury, was George Washington’s right hand man and was the founder of the Federalist Party, heavily pushing the Federalist Papers and was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr. And that’s just the bare minimum.
261 years later, his life is the basis of the smash hit musical ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway.Lin-Manuel Miranda, one of the creators and stars of previous Broadway smash In The Heights, was inspired to write a musical about our boy Alex here, after picking up a biography of his life written by Ron Chernow.
Over the course of seven years, Lin-Manuel Miranda has managed to compress a 900 page book into a 3 hour musical. All sung through. All told through a mix of Broadway, rap and hip hop music.