James Graham, Josie Rourke and Alan Bennett makes our top pics of the week

As the new year kicks off, so do rehearsals for new productions across the UK

Alan Bennett did something no one ever expected him to do

— London Review of Books (LRB) (@LRB) January 10, 2018

Josie Rourke had some big news

— Josie Rourke (@josierourke) January 11, 2018

Barber Shop Chronicles let its hair down for the final show

— Daisy Bowie-Sell (@Daisy5660) January 9, 2018

Did they go in the restricted section?

— Cursed Child Play (@HPPlayLDN) January 11, 2018

JOHN kicked off rehearsals

As did Rothschild and Sons

— Park Theatre (@ParkTheatre) January 12, 2018

As did Eugenius!

James Graham rehearsed his fourth show in a year

The cast of the National's Scottish Play had a meet-up

— National Theatre (@NationalTheatre) January 11, 2018