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Matt Trueman: has diversity in new writing stalled?
Following Lenny Henry's Radio 4 series Raising the Bar, Matt Trueman asks where are the next generation of black British playwrights
Top 10 theatre openings this week: 7 - 13 December
Jim Broadbent, Myanna Buring, Tom Stoppard and Johnny Flynn are a few of the names featured in this week's UK theatre openings
School of Rock (Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway)
Michael Coveney reviews the New York opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes' latest musical
My Top 5 Showtunes: Cat Simmons
The actress picks the musical numbers she couldn't live without
Jeff Wayne on The War of The Worlds
The composer and conductor talks about how he's fitting his arena version of The War of The Worlds into the Dominion Theatre
Barbarians (Young Vic)
The JMK Award winning director Liz Stevenson's new production of Barrie Keeffe's play
First look at Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
The children's classic opens in Leeds this month before touring around the UK
Rapunzel: Hairway to Heaven (Liverpool Everyman)
By Carol Baldock
Liverpool's 'Rock 'n' Roll' panto returns to the Everyman
'Terrific' Sheridan Smith impresses in Funny Girl
The actress stole the show at the Menier Chocolate Factory