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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
Let's Talk About Sets: Simon Higlett on Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing
By Simon Higlett
The designer on how he's approached staging Shakespeare's plays to run back to back
Confessions of a Box Office Manager: Staffing issues
By Anonymous
There's a conundrum in the office when a new staff member just doesn't quite gel
My Top 5 Showtunes: Joseph Alessi
The actor tells us the musical numbers he couldn't live without
The week in pictures: 24 - 30 September
Amber Riley sees Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl, Wicked turns ten and Elton John remembers The Lion King opening in this week's pics
Let's Talk About Sets: Jessica Curtis on Villette
By Jessica Curtis
The designer of the new stage adaptation on what inspired her work on Bronte's classic
What's in my dressing room? - Royal Ballet soloist Olivia Cowley
By Olivia Cowley
Currently appearing in La Fille mal gardée, the dancer takes us backstage at the Royal Opera House
An introduction to: Furnace Festival
Associate director of West Yorkshire Playhouse Mark Rosenblatt explains all about the theatre's programme developing new work ahead of Furnace Festival's opening night
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 26 September - 2 October
Dominic Cooper makes his West End debut and Ian Hislop adapts his wartime comedy for the stage in this week's top openings
What's in my dressing room? - Pilgrims' Amanda Wilkin
By Amanda Wilkin
The actress, who plays Rachel in the play, takes us backstage at The Yard