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Queen Anne (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)
Helen Edmundson's new play stars Natascha McElhone and Emma Cunniffe
Ayesha Dharker stars in RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream
The actress will be joined by 14 amateur groups who will play the Mechanicals
Top 10 theatre openings this week: 30 November - 6 December
Sheridan Smith, John Heffernan and Natasha McElhone are among the big names featured in this week's UK theatre openings
Michael Pennington to play King Lear and Peter and the Starcatcher makes European premiere
The productions will make up part of the Royal & Derngate's 2016 season which will also feature a new play about Marvin Gaye from Roy Williams
Theatre etiquette: an angry audience member
As part of our focus on theatre etiquette, an anonymous theatre-goer gives their view on the horrors of being disrupted while watching a play
Theatre etiquette: Michael Coveney: I relish venues with raucous audiences
As part of our series on theatre etiquette, Michael Coveney points out that the respectable side of theatre only started with the Victorians
Wendy and Peter Pan (RST, Stratford-upon-Avon)
By Michael Davies
Ella Hickson's re-telling of JM Barrie's classic returns to the RST for the Christmas season
Theatre etiquette: a theatre manager's view
As part of our theatre etiquette series, a theatre manager talks to us anonymously about some of the issues he faces
George Osborne announces Arts Council will be protected from cuts
In the latest spending review the Chancellor has announced that ACE will see a cash increase