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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

grin

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

Yep

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

Bloody hell. I am totally at a loss

ArgosTheDog Sun 04-Feb-18 12:43:04

Hello...is 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 surroundings.....it 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

So....no 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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