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A parody musical about Lewis Hamilton to premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

PRESENTED by the King’s Head Theatre, Hamilton (Lewis) premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, playing at Assembly George Square Studio 1 on August 1, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 26, 2018.

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.

Hamilton (Lewis) is written by Fiona English, writer of 1127 (Cambridge Junction, Greenbelt) and This is Happening (Greenbelt).

Hamilton (Lewis) is directed by Benji Sperring, director of hit musicals The Toxic Avenger (Southwark Playhouse, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and West End) and Shock Treatment (King’s Head Theatre).

Musical direction is by David Eaton of The Mikado and King Tut: A Pyramid Panto at the King’s Head Theatre.

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, it is known for its challenging work and support of young artists. This year, the King’s Head will be associated with four productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, among them Hamilton (Lewis), Trainspotting (in association with Seabright Productions) and Free and Proud (in association with Em-Lou Productions).