When Giles Terera (Hamilton and Me: An Actor’s Journal) was auditioning for the role of Aaron Burr in the smash-hit musical Hamilton, a very different ‘Aaron’ was also on the table: that of Aaron the Moor in The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Titus Andronicus. The decision towards Hamilton was made and the rest is history – but throughout his time in the show, Giles’ thoughts kept returning to Shakespeare, and how the Bard and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rap musical aren’t as different as one might think. In a twist on our long-running annual Shakespeare Lecture, join the Olivier award-winning actor for fascinating insights into the surprising and enlightening parallels he discovered between the two worlds.

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Hamilton and Me


Cheltenham Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

There is no tiered seating at this venue for any of our Festivals.

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