Spamilton (Menier Chocolate Factory, London)


Spamilton, 2018

From the opening bars – played by the tireless MD Simon Beck from the piano (bravo, sir, for shouldering the entire score, claves included!) – the cast of seven (well, five, really, with two guest slots) machine-gun out the best of Miranda’s music, plus quite a few showtune classics. It’s absolutely relentless, in a good way, and as long as you’re a fan of the original, this parody will keep you laughing throughout.” –

“Simon Beck gamely and brilliantly accompanies on a grand piano. The energy and enthusiasm is infectious.” – Gareth James (personal blogger)

“Accompanied by Simon Beck, terrific, at a Steinway” – The Telegraph

“Simon Beck at the piano provides 85 minutes of nonstop music.” – The Guardian

“All are wonderfully accompanied by onstage pianist Simon Beck.” –

“Simon Beck at the piano offers rousing accompaniment through the 85 minutes.” – Independent

“Simon Beck at the piano doing a splendid job throughout.” –

“Accompanied by the tireless Simon Beck at the piano.” – Financial Times

“One very versatile pianist (Simon Beck) storms through numbers” – Express

“Simon Beck perches behind a grand piano onstage” –

“Simon Beck accompanies for the entire 85 minutes” –

“Simon Beck bangs out the tunes at a piano” – Daily Mail

“Wonderfully accompanied by onstage pianist Simon Beck.” –

“Simon Beck does a grand job orchestrating at the piano.” – Thomas W. Hogkinson (personal blogger)