Spamilton: An American Parody
Following the success of Forbidden Broadway, Gerard Alessandrini returns to the Menier to lampoon the multi-award-winning Hamilton. 'Spamilton' not only takes target at Broadway’s biggest export, but a host of the theatre world’s biggest names and musicals.
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“Spamilton” gives a whole new meaning to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original musical, and is chock-full of stagey references and gags for theater lovers of all strikes. From “Moana” to “Mamma Mia!”, Sondheim to Streisand, and Elaine Paige to Elton John, this show runs the gamut of musical theatre. After a run in New York, the fast-paced parody has also received an injection of British wit, with up-to-date references about the new “Mary Poppins” film, the Royal Wedding, and the renovation of the Victoria Palace Theatre.
For all it’s sarcasm and friendly humour, the show ultimately celebrates the theatre industry and all those who have played their part in putting together shows that so many of us love. “Johnny Depp as Hamilton? Russell Crow as Aaron Burr? Shia LaBeouf as Jefferson?” While we all sit here and wonder exactly who is going to be playing the roles in the “film when it happens,” the talented cast will make you to “raise a glass to theatre” by the time you leave!
What To Watch For
- The parody has the seal of approval from the creator of “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda. After seeing the show in New York, he confessed: “I laughed my brains out”.
- Don’t miss the themed pre-show menu at the Menier Chocolate Factory restaurant. Sample some “Hamilton”-inspired treats, including the Schuyler Sisters sliders and the Vegetable BURRito.
- Lin-Manuel spoke out about his delight in the decision to keep Alexander Hamilton’s face on the $10 bill after potential discussions of a redesign back in 2016. Fans of the musical genius should look out for the replica money thrown into the audience at the end of the show. You never thought you needed Lin-Manuel’s face on a $10 bill until now — it makes a unique keepsake to hang on your wall!
80 minutes (no interval)
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