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An idiot's guide to the Royal Variety Performance
All you need to know about this year's Royal Variety Performance
Top 5 theatre openings: 12 - 18 December
As some big shows prepare to open this week, we round up the best of the best
My Top 5 Showtunes: Billy Cullum
The actor tells us the musical numbers he couldn't live without
What's in my dressing room? - Penguins from Mr Popper's Penguins
Captain Cook and Greta appear in the West End for the first time and here's what they've brought with them
Let's Talk About Sets: Michael Vale on Peter Pan
By Michael Vale
The designer of Sally Cookson's Christmas show, currently running at the National Theatre, on working on the adaptation of JM Barrie's classic
WhatsOnStage Opera Poll 2017
Have your say in the best of Opera this year
Video: 5 steps to becoming a pantomime dame
James Doherty, Lyric Hammersmith's Widow Twankey, puts our deputy editor through dame school
5 Christmas gifts for the uber stagey
Our gift guide will help you decide what to get for the theatre lovers in your life
Ten things you need to make a pantomime actually good
By Kerry Michael
Artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East Kerry Michael is a veteran at pantomimes. Here he takes us through the ten steps to a successful festive offering