Bananaman, De Profundis and Hanna are among our top shows to see this week
2018 gets under way with a raft of new shows to see
Sam Smith, Sadiq Khan and Imelda Staunton make our top pics of the week
It might be the Christmas holidays, but the theatre rolls on
Review: Cinderella (Birmingham Hippodrome)
By Diane Parkes
Beverley Knight and Danny Mac star in Birmingham's festive show
Why Birmingham pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By Ed James
Birmingham local and panto regular Ed James explains why his pantomime is better than all the rest
Review: Matthew Bourne's Cinderella (Sadler's Wells)
Ashley Shaw stars in the titular role in this revamped production of Bourne's ballet
Beverley Knight on panto: 'I've had to channel my inner Idina Menzel'
By Beverley Knight
The Bodyguard and Memphis star is making her pantomime debut in Birmingham
Hamilton, The Grinning Man and Cinderella make our top openings of the week
Christmas has come early – Hamilton is officially in town!
Lily James, Matt Smith and David Walliams attend opening night of Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
The fairytale show will embark on a UK tour after it concludes its London run
Susie McKenna's 5 ingredients for the perfect panto
By Ben Hewis
Panto legend McKenna lets us in on her trade secrets... oh yes she does!