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Lin-Manuel Miranda visits In The Heights London

The writer of Hamilton and In the Heights appeared in London last night

Lin-Manuel Miranda made an impromptu speech at the end of a performance of In the Heights in London last night.

In the speech he paid tribute to the "incredible company" of the show. He also told surprised audience members that he had just watched Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and that In The Heights is definitely "one of my horcruxes".

He opened his speech apologising to the crowd: "I'm sorry it took me so long [to see the show]... I was a little busy having a kid and doing a show", referring to his recent hit, Hamilton.

The musical, which tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and blends hip-hop, jazz blues and rap music, opened on Broadway in 2015, and is due to open at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in October 2017. It has since gone on to win 11 Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

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In the Heights is Miranda's 2005 musical, which opened in London for the first time in 2014. The show is due to close in January 2017.

In the Heights runs at King's Cross Theatre until 8 January.

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