Spamilton at the Menier Chocolate Factory in rehearsals

The satirical musical opens this month at the Menier Chocolate Factory

The company of Spamilton
The company of Spamilton
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Photos have been released offering a look at the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini's Spamilton in rehearsals.

Spamilton is a parody musical which satirises and lampoons Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical Hamilton. The piece premiered in New York in 2016 and features numbers including "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)", "The Film When It Happens" and "Aaron Burr, Sir, Nervous-er". It also parodies musicals including Sweeney Todd, Gypsy and The Book of Mormon.

Directed by Alessandrini – best known for Forbidden Broadway, which also ran at the Menier – the cast will feature Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee, with special guests Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley.

The production will have choreography by Gerry McIntyre, design by Morgan Large, costume by Dustin Cross, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Gregory Clarke and Jonathan Everett, musical arrangements by Fred Barton and musical direction by Simon Beck.