Amanda Holden, Charlie Condou and John Partridge attend first night of Breeders

Ben Ockrent’s new play is the first of three productions that form the One Stage season at St James Theatre

The One Stage season kicked off at the St James Theatre last night with Ben Ockrent's new play Breeders. Directed by Tamara Harvey and starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Angela Griffin, Jemima Rooper and Nicholas Burns, the play is inspired by Ockrent's real-life experience and offers a new perspective on how and why we make babies.

Guests in attendance included Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, Charlie Condou and Cynthia Erivo. Below are some of our favourite snaps from the evening, keep strolling for Dan Wooller's full gallery and our exclusive video with the cast.

Amanda Holden was on hand to judge the talent.

Charlie Condou supporting his former Coronation Street colleague.

Cynthia Erivo looking fresh after her run in Dessa Rose.

A Chorus Line star John Partridge and partner Jon Tsouras.

Breeders writer Ben Ockrent with cast member and partner Jemima Rooper.

The cast of Breeders.

Director Tamara Harvey, writer Ben Ockrent and producer Vicky Graham.