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Support group for people who did NOT enjoy Hamilton

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ArgosTheDog Sat 03-Feb-18 22:32:52

I left in the interval. Says it all really.

Granted, it was slick and professional. But I felt that was the only thing going for it really.

The music was instantly forgettable.
Much of the 'humour' was just groan-inducing.
The plot was thin.
I'm sure I recognised many of the lyrics from the inside of Clinton's cards.

ArgosTheDog Sun 04-Feb-18 09:00:30

Am I really the only person in Le Tout UK who didn't enjoy Hamilton?? shock

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 04-Feb-18 09:01:04


HesMyLobster Sun 04-Feb-18 09:02:12


10FingersOnTheFender Sun 04-Feb-18 09:07:11

Bloody hell. I am totally at a loss

ArgosTheDog Sun 04-Feb-18 12:43:04 there anybody out there? There must be someone who feels the same way!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 04-Feb-18 15:06:16

I've just bought tickets OP, I'll let you know if I'm joining your support group in November grin

ArgosTheDog Sun 04-Feb-18 15:34:43

Thank you @ThroughThickAndThin01 I do hope, for your sake, that you do enjoy it...much as I would like company in my 'support group'.

I might have to bump my post every day till I find a friend

Abra1de Sun 04-Feb-18 15:35:56

I’ve heard the standing ovations after almost every number are a pain.

MakeLemonade Sun 04-Feb-18 15:38:19

Whaaaat?! Literally the only person I’ve heard of that didn’t enjoy it. You should have stayed for the second act, it’s where a lot of the depth of the show happens.

Teufelsrad Sun 04-Feb-18 15:41:30

I haven't seen it but I hated the soundtrack and the clips I watched on YT if that counts. I'm sure we can't be alone.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Sun 04-Feb-18 15:46:47

You are crazy... ‘the plot was thin’ hmm

It’s a true retelling of someone’s (incredible!) life, would you have liked them to add in a few extra plot twists?

MaryPoppinsPenguins Sun 04-Feb-18 15:47:38

I absolutely loved it and have already booked to go back with three separate groups of people in march, June and October!

ArgosTheDog Sun 04-Feb-18 15:55:44

It’s a true retelling of someone’s (incredible!) life, would you have liked them to add in a few extra plot twists?

Just because someone had an interesting life and was of historical significance does not necessarily mean that the re-telling of that life in an artistic medium (as opposed to a faithful biography or work of history) is well done and interesting!

Interesting life does not = decent play/book whatever

MaryPoppinsPenguins Sun 04-Feb-18 16:03:39

It does in this instance wink

Abra1de Sun 04-Feb-18 16:05:56

I sometimes mentor and critique self-published or aspirant traditionally published writers and the first thing we have to get over sometimes is that ‘based on a true story’ doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a premise for a novel.

I haven’t seen Hamilton, though, and would like to.

ArgosTheDog Sun 04-Feb-18 16:39:52

I’ve heard the standing ovations after almost every number are a pain.

Absolutely. When I went, it was just considerable applause, not standing ovations. Nonetheless, it was super irritating. You were constantly reminded of your true was impossible to get 'lost' in the performance.

mtpaektu Sun 04-Feb-18 16:39:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ArgosTheDog Sun 11-Feb-18 18:01:15

Just checking in to see if I've got any more people wanting to join my support group wink

CamberGirl Sun 11-Feb-18 18:06:37

Just googled it. Oppps, I thought it was a musical about Lewis Hamilton. I did think that was a bit odd!

PhilODox Sun 11-Feb-18 18:09:37

No more odd than any number of v popular musicals!
A F1 musical is obviously a gap in the market... Nicole Scherzinger could play herself!

ArgosTheDog Sun 11-Feb-18 20:30:05 one who's -lost a couple of hours of their life to this musical- seen it in the last few days up for joining me??

OldUggBoot Tue 13-Feb-18 13:36:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HesMyLobster Wed 14-Feb-18 13:57:09

Saw it last night.
It's outstanding. The energy and passion, not to mention the absolute genius writing.
Desperate to see it again already!

ArgosTheDog Mon 19-Feb-18 23:09:08

Just checking in again to see if I have any new joiners to my club....

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