Why bother with the traditional press night if you’ve sold 80% plus of allocation? Critics are, over time, becoming less of a key marketing tool and I am strangely fine with it.
Westman and Jibson are not big names but both are very experienced actors; Westman was recently in Torn at the Royal Court, London and Jibson has many stage and screen credits behind him. The excitement behind Hamilton is that it is different from your usual musical theatre repertoire focusing on rap and hip hop.
Waters once again focuses on a real-life event, the emergence of the SDP after a disastrous Labour Party Special Conference in January 1981, where it was clear that those on the centre-left (right) were no longer welcome. Sound familiar? The biggest laughs come from the fact that nothing has changed.