In pictures (February 22): NST City, Giffords Circus, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Vaults and more

Cast members Lorna Fitzgerald and Anita Dobson at the press night of The Shadow Factory at NST City. Photo: Upix Photography
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The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include opening nights of Still Alice at West Yorkshire Playhouse, If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You at the Vault Festival, Rope at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch and The Shadow Factory at NST City and Giffords Circus celebrates 250 years of circus, the National Dance Awards at the Barbican and …

The Shadow Factory press night, NST City, Southampton

NST City opening celebrations, Southampton

Photo: Luke Macgregor

Still Alice press night, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

National Dance Awards, Barbican Centre, London

In Conversation, Tricycle Theatre, London

Actor/director Kenneth Branagh, actor Derek Jacobi, artistic director Indhu Rubasingham and actor Jim Carter at the event at the Tricycle

Rope press night, Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Fred Lancaster, Sam Jenkins-Shaw, Cara Chase, George Kemp, James Sutton, Phoebe Sparrow, Nico Pimpare and Janet Amsden. Photo: Sarah Soliman
Cast members clockwise from left: Fred Lancaster, Sam Jenkins-Shaw, George Kemp, James Sutton, Nico Pimpare, Janet Amsden, Phoebe Sparrow and Cara Chase. Photo: Sarah Soliman

Giffords Circus celebrate 250th anniversary of circus, V&A museum courtyard, London

If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You, Vaults, London

Designer Georgia de Grey, designer and Producer/cast member Alan McMahon. Photo: Chloe Nelkin Consulting

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