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Michael Coveney: Bidding a critical farewell after ten years
Reviewer Michael Coveney on stepping down as critic for WhatsOnStage
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 28 March - 3 April
James Norton, Lesley Manville and Sian Phillips feature in this week's major openings
Top ten children's shows to see this Easter
By Emily Cole & Daisy Bowie-Sell
We take a look at the best shows to take your kids to over the holidays
5 minutes with: Arlene Phillips - 'Starlight Express has to be a career highlight'
The successful choreographer chats to us about ups and downs in the industry and her new project, Jackie - the Musical
X Factor star Lola Saunders joins cast of Save the Last Dance for Me
The singer joins Antony Costa in the UK tour which kicks off in Windsor in April
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 21 - 27 March
Paapa Essiedu takes on Hamlet and Denise Gough brings her critically acclaimed performance to the West End in this week's top picks
UK tour announced for Wonderland musical
Frank Wildhorn's musical is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic 1865 novel
Paul Daniels dies aged 77
The iconic magician was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this month
Footloose (Palace Theatre, Manchester)
By Mandy Martinez
The musical based on the classic 80s film is revived for a UK tour
Matt Trueman: Theatre critics need more space and time
Trueman explains why theatre criticism, compared to other forms, is a question of stamina