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Top 5 Openings: 18 - 24 September
Port Talbot is transformed, Barrie Rutter begins his final tour while the RSC have a bumper pair for their winter season
My Top 5 Showtunes: Rita Simons
The actress tells us the musical numbers she couldn't live without
A week in the life of Cilla's Andrew Lancel
The actor currently plays Brian Epstein in the musical about the life of Liverpool icon Cilla Black
Celebrities in pantos - who's going where?
John Barrowman, Beverley Knight and Al Murray all bolster the panto presence across the country
Oh yes it is! Our ultimate guide to panto
By Katie Brennan
Katie Brennan's hilarious guide to this most British of festive traditions - with bingo
15 shows to see this Christmas that are not panto
Just because it's Christmas, doesn't mean you have to start shouting at everyone on stage. Check out our round-up of the best festive shows around the country that don't involve any audience participation
The Hartlepool Monkey: How a set can tell its own story
By Samuel Wyer
The show opens in Stratford ahead of a UK tour
Top 5 openings of the week: 11 - 17 September
Five Guys Named Moe, Oslo and Boudica lead a packed-out week as the autumn season gets underway
A week in the life of Beautiful's Amy Ellen Richardson
We asked Amy to take us behind the scenes for a glimpse into the touring life of Carole King musical Beautiful
An exploding set: The Caretaker clutter is blown up in Bristol
By Oliver Townsend
The designer of Christopher Hayden's production of Harold Pinter's play explains how he took Cornelia Parker's seminal artwork as inspiration