Hamilton is everything you might hope for. Lin-Manuel Miranda has written a piece that is at once gloriously current and utterly timeless. The cast at the Victoria Palace Theatre gleans every last drop of emotion from each note.
For all its considerable entertainment value, there are some vitally important messages here, about politics, society and the fragility of our institutions – messages that, 246 years after the birth of the world’s greatest modern democracy, are perhaps never more urgent than now. History has its eyes on us all, as one of Miranda’s lyrics reminds us.