Monday Motivation: A Short Dive into Three Positive Pieces of UK Theatre News.

Harriet Wilson

Chicago is coming back to the West End!

Just in time for Chicago turning 21 in 2018, the spectacular production is coming back to the West End, and will be playing at the Phoenix Theatre from 26th March. Featuring iconic showtunes like All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago's jazzy songs and seductive storyline have made it one of the most popular musicals of all time. Casting for the production will be announced next year, and I already can't wait.

Successful paperless ticketing has been a success.

Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, who have expressed their commitment to ensuring that tickets to see Hamilton in the West End are not sold at over-inflated prices by ticket touts, introduced paperless ticketing for the show when it opened this year. The system has proven a great success in making sure that tickets are sold at a fair price, so maybe it's something that we will be seeing more of in the future, particularly for shows in high demand like Hamilton.

A recording of Elf: The Musical is being screened over Christmas.

Who doesn't love watching Elf over Christmas? Well, this year a musical stage adaptation is being screened on Channel 5, which means that you can enjoy the Christmas classic with the addition of some top-tapping tunes (over mulled wine and mince pies, of course). This stage adaptation features the fantastic Ben Forster as Buddy, and is being screened on the 23rd December at 5pm, as well as on Christmas Day at 6pm.

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