Not So Bookish But Still Amazing – Hamilton

January 31, 2017 uncategorized 0

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Usually my posts are 100% book-related but I thought I’d have a tiny break from that and post about something else I love. Which in this case, is Hamilton. Oh. my. dear. lord. I LOVE IT!!!

I assume most people have heard of Hamilton (it’s even made its way to the UK and is super popular here) but if for some reason you haven’t let me help with that. Hamilton is a musical written by Lin-Manual Miranda all about the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers and the guy who pretty much set up America’s financial system. My friends were obsessed with it for so long and I never really thought about it but when I listened to the soundtrack, holy shit I swear my life changed.

I’m a huge fan of musicals but I also love history (makes sense since that’s my university degree) and the music in Hamilton is outstanding. Everything about it just makes me so happy <3 But what makes me even happier is that I’M GOING TO SEE IT!!!!!!!! *hyperventilates because oh my gosh I can’t even*. Hamilton comes to the West End at the end of 2017 and I was convinced I wouldn’t get tickets because of how crazily popular it is (rightly so, to be honest) but I did!! Most stressful moment I’ve had in a looong time but so worth it (even if I am waiting until April 2018).

Okay, I’ve finished losing my shit over the tickets :) It seems like the musical has really gained traction in the UK in the last couple of months (I know it’s been huge in the US for quite a while) but I wanted to know how many of you have listened to the soundtrack (which you really, really, really should if you haven’t) and if you like it :) . Also, musicals in general! Are you a fan and if so, what’s your favourite? Mine is probably Wicked and it’s definitely the one I’ve seen the most, but there are so many I want to see and haven’t even heard of. That’s why one of my goals this year is to really go and see musicals (and plays) when they’re on near me if I can.

Anyway, feel free to share in the comments!

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