Shamilton! The Improvised Hip Hop Musical

Comedy (musical comedy, improv)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Baby Wants Candy's hip-hop Hamilton homage returns! Following sold-out runs in Chicago, NYC and LA. We improvise an epic musical based on historical figures/celebrities you choose (Genghis Khan, Paul Hollywood, Kim Kardashian... anyone!). Just like Hamilton but (ahem) better! Expect the same level of hip-hop, storytelling, stunning choreography and powerhouse singing... except made up on the spot. 'An absolute extravaganza, absolute pinnacle of improv. They freestyle lyrics that rival Lin-Manuel himself. Tremendously impressive, side-splittingly funny to the point oxygen becomes a luxury. Shamilton astounded me' *****( It's the show Lin-Manuel calls, 'Cease and Desist!'

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 12 steps into space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Natalie C 30 days ago

A great deal of talent on stage! Fast, witty and true to genre. Loved the characters. Bit too much swearing at times, but very enjoyable. If you love improv, hip hop and Hamilton, you’ll enjoy this.

Holly 34 days ago

This was disappointing. We saw the show on James Bond and the cast laughed through it all and it felt quite unprofessional. I would recommend going to see showstopper! Instead it was incredible and much more professional

Eloise Rouse 34 days ago

High quality improv and was really funny! The cast and Hamiltunes (musicians) were incredible. Would recommend!

Phil Hickey 37 days ago

Absolutely sensational! Best show at the fringe by far. I have never laughed so much. Witty, fast, intelligent comedy delivered with fantastic voices and incredible timing. I will never think of Mother Theresa in the same way! Steal a ticket to get in. Returning to the festival next year just to see this again!

Bradley Barlow 37 days ago

I saw a few improv shows at the Fringe this year but Shamilton stood out from them all. Quick witted, incredible voices and slick raps, it’s amazing to think how the cast was able to pull together a full musical , in this case Lady Gaga, based on just a few suggestions alone. 5/5

John Murray 37 days ago

I have watched this talented group multiple times here and in LA New York etc.. I am always amazed. Musical improv, they make up a show based on audience suggestions on the spot. If you have not seen it you probably cannot believe it. But it happens and always amazes and entertains. A MUST SEE AND HEAR!

JB 38 days ago

I wasn't honestly sure what to expect but the show was incredible! Great singing, dancing, and acting. You could tell that the actors were having so much fun
We got Wednesday Addams as our character and it was so creative and fun. The actress playing Wednesday was perfect for her

Karen Butterworth 40 days ago

We had so much fun watching ‘Shamilton’. Our show was all about Wednesday Addams. From start to finish the cast astounded us with their quick wit and incredible team work. It’s amazing to watch them interact with different people taking the lead at different times. The band were also fantastic and so tuned in to every syllable uttered on stage. Go and see it if you can!

Sayan Goswami 44 days ago

We saw the one on Michelle Obama and it was amazing, highly recommend this!

Davide 45 days ago

Saw the one about Mickey Mouse, and it was just PERFECT.
If you plan to see Baby Wants Candy, see this, not the evening one.

Nick Tyler 47 days ago

Brilliant and hilarious, filled with outrageous musical numbers and meticulously organised improvised chaos. I really admire the amount of fun they evidently have on stage and I died with laughter throughout.

Netty Vee 52 days ago

Can’t recommend this show enough! The talented cast are fast paced, intelligent and made the audience feel like they were part of the show. Lovely to see the amazing band on stage laughing along with the performers too!

Andrew Tanner 53 days ago

This was a fantastic improvisation show and would highly recommend. There are many other larger show stopping improv musical shows that we also attended but this company and cast have blown the others out of the water.
It’s intimate in size to appreciate the talent from the cast and band. If you can, go!

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Starburst Magazine (3/5 stars) 32 days ago

Shamilton is a fun show and absolutely one to add to a list of shows to see in order to laugh so hard you’ll turn red.

Read the full review

Jenna's Jamboree (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

Get yourself along to "the room where it happens!

Read the full review

Edinburgh Reviews (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

Not one to miss if you’re really into musical theatre and want to see something totally unique and improvised, with notes of Hamilton.

Read the full review

The Scots Reviewer (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

Shamilton will provide a good night out to any musical theatre fans and will leave you laughing, but it feels trumped by some of the other famous Fringe favourites.

Read the full review

One4Review (5/5 stars) 45 days ago

An incredibly funny show from an extremely talented cast.I would highly recommend that you go and experience this for yourself. I most definitely will try and see this again. Amazing.

Read the full review

The Student (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

Shamilton is a fantastic, hilarious and extremely enjoyable watch that I highly recommend checking out during its Fringe run.

Read the full review

Theatre Travels 49 days ago

This show was an absolute riot, and a must-see for musical theatre fans

Read the full review

Theatre & Tonic (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

If you’re a fan of improv theatre, this is definitely a show not to miss!

Read the full review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.