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The London cast of 'Hamilton' share their favourite lyrics from the show

Andrzej Lukowski

The British cast of ‘Hamilton’ is young, diverse and heavy on the Londoners. Five of them tell us their favourite lyrics 

Giles Terera, Hackney

Role: Aaron Burr

Favourite ‘Hamilton’ lyric?

‘There’s one that’s just absolutely perfect. Hamilton says it: “A bunch of revolutionary manumission abolitionists, give me a position, show me where the ammunition is.” It’s only a brief line, but it’s so dense, it’s all in there, like Shakespeare.’ 

Tarinn Callender, Tottenham

Roles: Hercules Mulligan and James Madison

Favourite ‘Hamilton’ lyric?

‘“When you knock me down I get the fuck back up again!”’ 

Miriam-Teak Lee, Palmers Green

Role: Member of the ensemble cast

Favourite ‘Hamilton’ lyric?

‘“When I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m-a compel him to include women in the sequel.” The strength in that statement of female empowerment is so strong.’

Curtis Angus, Notting Hill

Role: George Eacker

Favourite ‘Hamilton’ lyric?

‘“Do you know what Angelica said when she read what you’d done? She said: You have married an Icarus. He has flown too close to the sun.”’

Lia Given, Twickenham

Role: Swing (understudy)

Favourite ‘Hamilton’ lyric?

‘Angelica: “Burr, you disgust me.” Burr: “Ah, so you’ve discussed me? I’m a trust fund baby, you can trust me!”’

Read our interview with 'Hamilton' star Giles Terera.

Or check out our ultimate guide to 'Hamilton'.

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