The King’s Head Theatre presents
August 1st-7th, 9th-14th, 16th-21st, 23rd-26th
21:30 (1 hr)
Assembly George Square Studios (Venue 17)
£15/13 (standard), £14/12 (concessions), £10 (previews) https://www.assemblyfestival.com/whats-on/hamilton-lewis
Hamilton (Lewis) is the epic story of a self-starter, who worked a lot harder, by being a lot faster. Born and raised in Stevenage, this is the musical story of the most successful British F1 driver in the history of the sport. Blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, discover the petrol-fuelled thrills and spills of the life of Hamilton (Lewis) then, as told by Hamilton (Lewis) now. A brand new musical parody guaranteed to have you in hysterics all the way to the finish line. Not in any way endorsed by Lin-Manuel Miranda… or Hamilton… (Lewis)… or the Pussycat Dolls. From the Olivier award nominated producers… but not the winners of 11 Tony Awards!
★★★★★ “Sperring’s direction is so slick and witty” (The Daily Telegraph on The Toxic Avenger)
Hamilton (Lewis) is directed by Benji Sperring, director of smash hit musicals The Toxic Avenger (Southwark Playhouse, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and West End) and Shock Treatment (King’s Head Theatre) with musical direction by David Eaton of The Mikado, King Tut: A Pyramid Panto (King’s Head Theatre) and written by Fiona English, writer of 1127 (Cambridge Junction, Greenbelt) and This is Happening (Greenbelt).
“the King’s Head Theatre has a well-known reputation for producing innovative and unique shows” (Broadway World)
The King’s Head Theatre was established in 1970 and is one of London’s leading fringe venues. Passionate about championing ethically produced fringe theatre, we are known for our challenging work and support of young artists. This year we are proud to be associated with four productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Hamilton (Lewis), (sorry), Trainspotting (in association with Seabright Productions) and Free & Proud (in association with Em-Lou Productions). We are committed to fighting prejudice through the work we stage, the artists and staff we work with and by producing work for minority audience groups. We believe in fair pay for all on the fringe and create accessible routes for early career artists to stage their work; work we are passionate about.