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

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Andrzej Lukowski
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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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