First Look At…Spamilton: An American Parody at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Production images have been released for Spamilton: An American Parody which is in previews at the Menier Chocolate Factory. 

(c) Johan  Persson. 

Following the success of Forbidden Broadway, Alessandrini returns to the Menier to lampoon the multi-award-winning Hamilton, with Spamilton: An American Parody, which not only takes target at Broadway’s biggest export, but a host of the theatre world’s biggest names and musicals.

Written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, Spamilton: An American Parody arrives at the Menier Chocolate Factory for its UK premiere for a limited season until the 8th September.

Spamilton - Eddie Elliott, Jason Denton, Julie Yammanee by Johan Persson.jpg
(c)Johan Persson. 

The cast for the production includes:  Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee, with special guests Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley.

Marc Akinfolarin returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory having previously appeared in Assassins and The Color Purple at the theatre. His other stage credits include: Spamalot (UK tour), Peter and The Starcatcher (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall) and Jesus Christ Superstar (UK tour).

Jason Denton previous stage credits include: The School of Rock (New London Theatre), Showboat (New London and Sheffield Theatres), Save The Last Dance For Me (UK tour) and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Sophie-Louise Dann is known for her performances in The Girls (Olivier Award nomination), Bend it Like Beckham (both Phoenix Theatre), Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Closer than Ever (Jermyn Street Theatre) and Hairspray (Curve Theatre, Leicester)

Eddie Elliott’s theatre work includes Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre), Dry Cleaned (Intermission Theatre), Cinderella (Hackney Empire) and South Pacific (Barbican and UK tour).

Damian Humbley returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory having appeared in Merrily We Roll Along (also Harold Pinter Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company, USA), Life of the Party (also TheatreWorks SV – Bay Theatre Award), Forbidden Broadway (also Vaudeville Theatre) and The Last 5 Years.

Liam Tamne’s theatre work includes Working (Southwark Playhouse), The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Departure Lounge — the Musical (Perfect Pitch), Hair (Gielgud Theatre), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre).

Julie Yammanee’s theatre credits include And the Winner Is (Vaults Festival), Lazarus (King’s Cross Theatre), Priscilla Queen of The Desert (international tour), Here Lies Love (National Theatre), Avenue Q (UK tour), The World Goes Round (Yellow Glass Theatre) and Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

Spamilton - Julie Yammanee, Eddie Elliott by Johan Persson.jpg
(c) Johan Persson. 

The production features choreography by Gerry McIntyre, set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Dustin Cross, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Gregory Clarke and Jonathan Everett, musical arrangements by Fred Barton and musical direction by Simon Beck.

(c) Johan Persson. 

Spamilton: An American Parody continues to play at the Menier Chocolate Factory until the 8th September. For more information visit:

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