Rachelle Ann Go in West End's 'Hamilton': What critics are saying


Posted at Dec 22 2017 06:23 PM


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Reviews are mostly positive for Rachelle Ann Go's role in the West End production of Lin Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton," which opened in London Thursday night. 

She stars as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, wife of America's founding father Alexander Hamilton, in the acclaimed hip-hop musical.

Critics are widely praising the show, and Go's performance is no exception. 

"Rachelle Ann Go - playing Hamilton’s long suffering wife Eliza - has the audience in floods of tears with heartbreaking showstopper 'Burn,' wrote The Mirror's Mikey Smith in his review. 

The Guardian's Michael Billington praised Go for lending the character "the poignancy of the neglected," while Tony Peters of Radio Times described her star turn as "superb."

Timeout highlights Go's role in the part where the show takes a break from its "bloke-tastic narrative," saying that she "lobs a bit of sparky, '90s-style R&B into the mix" with co-star Rachel John.

Metro's Adam Bloodworth, meanwhile, credits Go for being crucial to the show's spectacular ending with Eliza, "candidly and spiritedly played" by the Pinay standout. 

It wasn't all raves, however, as Variety's Matt Trueman lumped together Go with the other Schuyler sisters as the one "disappointment" in the otherwise laudable musical that will surely "blow the Brits away."