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We joined Michael Jibson backstage at Hamilton

Olivier Award winner Michael Jibson took us behind the scenes at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

We joined Olivier Award winner Michael Jibson backstage at London’s renovated Victoria Palace Theatre for a tour of Hamilton.

The former King George III star took us through the theatre, onto the stage, and into the wings, before chatting to the wigs and wardrobe department to find out more about the magic behind the international phenomenon.

Hamilton opened in London’s West End in December 2017 to five star reviews across the board, bringing the tale of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his rise in stateside politics.

The show broke records on Broadway with a mammoth 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical. The show was also the recipient of both the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

At this year’s Olivier Awards the West End production walked away with seven awards including being awarded for Best New Musical.

Hamilton recently confirmed its extension into April 2019.

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.

The musical has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and is directed by Thomas Kail.

For Hamilton tickets head to Ticketmaster.co.uk.