Monday Motivation: Three Rather Positive Pieces of UK Theatre News

Harriet Wilson

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It's official. Hamilton has landed in the West End.

On the 6th December, inside the newly refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre, the lights came up on Hamilton for the first time in London. It's finally happened. Hamilton is here, and it's already a hit. In fact, the show is almost completely sold out for the whole of its run – but fear not. The Hamilton £10 Lottery has also been announced, which means that you can enter to win the chance to buy tickets for only £10 … every day!

'The scrunch test.' It's a real thing.

Nimax Theatres are introducing an informal 'scrunch test' to check out which snacks are nosiest, out of those which they have on offer. This has actually led to there being certain products which they won't sell any more, according to the company's chief executive, Nica Burns, who talked about the 'scrunch test' in an interview with The Times. Some people think that food should be banned in theatres, others disagree … this seems like a pretty good middle ground, which should benefit theatregoers who are seeing shows such as Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Thriller, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The National Youth Theatre have announced their 2018 Spring season, and nationwide auditions.

The NYT Spring season will include Nessah Muthy's The Host (in February) and James Fritz' The Fall (in April / May). Auditions for 14 – 25 year old performers to become a member of the prestigious NYT will be held in over 40 different locations nationwide, from January to March.