Hamilton Debuted In London Last Night And The Crowd Were Losing It

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Hamilton officially landed in the West End yesterday for its first night of previews.

The much-anticipated London offshoot of the hit Broadway musical has settled into the lovingly refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre. (Cover photo: Gregory Haney)

Hamilton London Victoria Palace Theatre
Photo: @hamiltonldn

The new cast have been deep in rehearsals for the last several months, perfecting the hip-hop infused story of America’s Founding Fathers. They’ve also been having a lot of group hugs.

Hamilton cast rehearsals

Writer, composer, and original Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda has been popping over to keep his eye on things.

And yesterday, he was on-site giving everything a final check. Awww.

Hamilton London Lin Manuel Miranda
Photo: @Lin_Manuel

And then, it was finally time for the cast to swap their backstage cosies…

Schuyler Sisters Hamilton London
Photo: @Lin_Manuel

For their on-stage frocks!

Hamilton West End London Cast
Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John and Christine Allado as the Schuyler Sisters. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Jamael Westman starred in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton:

Hamilton London Jamael Westman

Rachelle Ann Go was playing Eliza Hamilton:

Eliza Hamilton London Cast Photo
Photo: Matthew Murphy

Giles Terera plays bad boy Aaron Burr:

Gules Terera As Aaron Burr In Hamilton London
Photo: Matthew Murphy

Jason Pennycooke was Thomas Jefferson:

Jason Pennycooke Thomas Jefferson Hamilton London
Photo: Matthew Murphy

And Michael Jibson plays King George:

Hamilton London King George Cast Photo
Photo: Matthew Muprhy

And by all accounts it was a bit of a bloody triumph.

Hamilton London cast photo

A ‘mesmerising masterpiece’:

‘Incredible’:

‘Transcendent’:

‘Universally excellent’:

‘Goosebumps’:

Take a bow, guys!

Hamilton London cast ensemble photo
Photo: @HamilFansLDN

Find out how to get tickets in the Hamilton London ticket lottery, or check their site for returns and occasional availability in 2018.

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