Top news stories of 2017
From HiddleHamlet to Peter Hall passing, we round up some of the biggest news stories on WhatsOnStage in the last year
Review: Cinderella (Birmingham Hippodrome)
By Diane Parkes
Beverley Knight and Danny Mac star in Birmingham's festive show
Confessions of a Box Office Manager: 'Tis the season to receive sugary goods
By Anonymous
The festive season brings an avalanche of edible goods to our mole's box office
Why Glasgow pantomime is the fairest in all the land
By Alan Hussey
Glasgow local and regular Alan Hussey explains why his pantomime is better than all the rest
Review: The Christmasaurus (Eventim Apollo)
Carrie Hope Fletcher stars in Tom Fletcher's Christmas musical
The Queen meets Dickens: the challenges of mounting A Christmas Carol at Windsor Castle
By Sara Langridge
Watch Your Head's producer Sara Langridge explains the process of mounting Dickens' festive tale at Windsor Castle
Sarah Crompton's top ten shows of 2017
The WhatsOnStage critic selects her favourite shows from the last 12 months
The best and worst pantomimes of 2017
We round-up this year's pantomime offerings from across the country
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: Wilde Creatures (Vaudeville Theatre)
Olivier Award-nominated company Tall Stories adapt the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde for the stage