The first stage of creating a piece of drama is having an idea. Some creators can find inspiration for their ideas anywhere!

Lin Manual Miranda found global success with his theatre production of Hamilton, a hip hop style musical based on the historical figure of Alexander Hamilton, one of the American ‘Founding Fathers’. Miranda was inspired to write Hamilton after ready a biography about Alexander Hamilton and thought his life story would make a great stage show.

Here are some clips from the stage show; 

Alexander Hamilton Official Clip

 Satisfied Official Clip

 The Challenge

Your challenge this half term is to devise a piece of drama based on another historical figure.

  • Who could it be?

  • Who has already had a film or TV show made about them? 

  • Who has inspired you?

  • Who has had an interesting life?

You can write up your performance plan in any format.