I’m still in utter shock and awe from this! Around nine months ago, Zara got me tickets to see Hamilton as a birthday present. And last Saturday, we travelled up to London to go and watch. Oh. My. God. The entire day left me emotionally exhausted and in so much awe of the cast. I couldn’t believe what was going on in front of my eyes.
The day started with a four o’clock alarm so we could catch a five o’clock train. I’m not sure how many people actually enjoy having to wake up at four but I was way too excited to care. I ended up listening to the soundtrack on the way into London. Hamilton has been a show I fell in love with from the first moment I listened to the soundtrack and I’m so thankful to Michael for introducing me to it.
I’m a small musical theatre nerd anyway and I love going to see a show. But I’ve honestly never been this excited to see a musical before. I love Lin Manuel and I watch any Hamilton performances that I can find on YouTube. So, to be able to go and see it live was a dream come true. From the minute I set eyes on the theatre, I just became an emotional mess.
I nearly cried before the show, during and after. And if I wasn’t on the brink of tears, I was just in disbelief. What topped it all off was the fact that Zara managed to get us tickets so we were seated two rows from the front. Thinking about it know makes me get a tad emotional still. I just couldn’t believe that she had done so much for my birthday.
As expected, the show was an emotional rollercoaster for me. My heart was pounding the entire two hours and 45 minutes and I just didn’t want the show to end. The cast completely blew me away, I couldn’t get over the strength in their voices. You could tell the hours of work they’d put into the show. The energy that radiated off of the stage was positively magical and it drew the entire audience in.
The set design and the costumes just pulled everything together and my eyes didn’t want to look anywhere else. The entire cast and crew have done such a magnificent job and pulling Hamilton off that I can’t even try to criticise anything. The choreography was the main thing that I loved. I’ve listened to the soundtrack so many times and I’ve always been curious as to what it was going to look like staged. And I wasn’t disappointed. It was so slick and well put together. The entire cast moved so elegantly across the stage for every single song. It was seamless.
I wish I could rewind and go back to that day. So so badly. It was such an experience and it’s felt like I’ve left a part of me in the theatre since I walked out. This show is going to take me a while to get over so I think I’m going to go and listen to the soundtrack again.
Have you guys been to see Hamilton? Let me know what you think in the comments.