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Diary: Hamilton premiere on track

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Tabard is excited to hear that Hamilton will be making its Off-West End premiere. Well, not quite: Hamilton (Lewis), a parody musical about the racing driver, has announced a run at London’s King’s Head Theatre.

This version of Hamilton is apparently “guaranteed to get you in hysterics all the way to the finish line”. It will “blend hip hop, jazz, blues, rap, R’n’B and Broadway” to allow audiences to “discover the petrol-fuelled thrills and spills of the life of Hamilton”.

Following the success of the real Hamilton musical, you can’t blame others for wanting to capitalise on its success. It seems there is strong demand, with comedian Brian Conley recently tweeting: “Saw Hamilton the musical last night with its hugely talented and amazing cast. Slightly disappointed I didn’t see Lewis.”

Perhaps he will be more likely to see Lewis at this version of the musical, though producers have been careful to stress the show “is not in any way endorsed by Lin-Manuel Miranda or Hamilton (Lewis) or the Pussycat Dolls”.

There seems to be a trend for racetracks in theatre lately, with Tabard last week discussing a “site-specific” production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard at a banger racetrack in Cornwall. Tabard isn’t quite sure what Chekhov has to do with a race track, but perhaps this is a potential venue for Hamilton (Lewis) if it goes on tour.

The musical runs at the King’s Head from September 5 to 22, following a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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