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Top 10 theatre openings this week: 30 November - 6 December
Sheridan Smith, John Heffernan and Natasha McElhone are among the big names featured in this week's UK theatre openings
Michael Pennington to play King Lear and Peter and the Starcatcher makes European premiere
The productions will make up part of the Royal & Derngate's 2016 season which will also feature a new play about Marvin Gaye from Roy Williams
Theatre etiquette: an angry audience member
As part of our focus on theatre etiquette, an anonymous theatre-goer gives their view on the horrors of being disrupted while watching a play
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
By Michael Davies
Adrian Mitchell's Christmas classic is directed by Tessa Walker
Theatre etiquette: Michael Coveney: I relish venues with raucous audiences
As part of our series on theatre etiquette, Michael Coveney points out that the respectable side of theatre only started with the Victorians
Theatre etiquette: a theatre manager's view
As part of our theatre etiquette series, a theatre manager talks to us anonymously about some of the issues he faces
George Osborne announces Arts Council will be protected from cuts
In the latest spending review the Chancellor has announced that ACE will see a cash increase
Theatre etiquette: Mousetrap Projects: We ask each student to sign a theatre behaviour contract
By Susan Whiddington
As part of our series on theatre etiquette, Susan Whiddington, director of Moustrap Theatre Projects, explains what the organisation does to try to ensure their audiences know what to expect in the theatre
Steve Punt, Charlie Condou and Philip Franks join Rocky Horror tour
The actors join the national tour which kicks off in December
Theatre etiquette: the world view
By Dr Penelope Woods
Lecturer Dr Penelope Woods is accompanying Shakespeare's Globe's Hamlet as it tours the world, along the way she's noticed how differently audiences in different countries respond to the same play