CHRIS­TINE AL­LADO

THE AC­TOR BRING­ING HIT SHOW HAMIL­TON TO LON­DON

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Ev­ery­one from Beyoncé to Don­ald Trump has an opin­ion on Hamil­ton,

Lin-Manuel Mi­randa’s Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer prize-win­ning mu­si­cal about the found­ing fa­thers of Amer­ica. ‘It’s a show that puts pol­i­tics on the stage,’ ex­plains 27-year-old Chris­tine, who will star in the UK run. ‘In my coun­try – the Philip­pines – we’re un­der a tur­bu­lent regime, and it’s the same in Amer­ica. That’s why Hamil­ton is so rel­e­vant to­day.’ It took her six months to land the parts of Peggy Schuyler (the in­flu­en­tial daugh­ter of an army gen­eral) and Maria Reynolds (Alexan­der Hamil­ton’s mis­tress). Ini­tially au­di­tion­ing for a dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter, Chris­tine was then asked to sing a duet be­tween Hamil­ton and Maria. ‘The cast­ing di­rec­tor said, “When you do Maria’s char­ac­ter, the mol­e­cules in the room change.”’ Need­less to say, she got the job. Hamil­ton opens at the Vic­to­ria Palace Theatre on 22 Novem­ber

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