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UK transfer of Gerard Alessandrini’s Hamilton spoof comes to Menier Chocolate Factory

Spamilton Menier Chocolate Factory
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The UK debut of Spamilton, which parodies megahit Hamilton along with a variety of other Broadway musicals, will open at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

It plays from July 12 to September 8.

The show is written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, who has received an Honorary Tony award for excellence in theatre and seven Drama Desk awards. The spoof musical originally opened in 2016 at New York theatre the Triad.

Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda said he “laughed his brains out” when he saw Spamilton in New York, and the New York Times called the show “smart, silly and convulsively funny”.

The Menier has previously played host to UK transfers of Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway revue show, which also satirizes hit musicals and the machinations of Broadway.

Alessandrini has written 25 editions of the show since 1982, which have parodied musicals like Kinky Boots, Matilda and The Book of Mormon.

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