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In pictures (March 1): Brighton Rock, Sheila Hancock, WhatsOnStage Awards, Sir Alec Guinness Award and The Chef Show

Back row: Marc Graham, Dorian Simpson, Gloria Onitiri and James Field. Middle: Chris Jack, Hannah Peel, Jennifer Jackson and Shamira Turner. Front: Angela Bain, Jacob James Beswick and Sarah Middleton at the Brighton Rock press night. Photo: John Saunders
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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 Brighton Rock at the Theatre Royal York, Crimes Under the Sun at Theatre Royal Bath, The Chef Show at Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, as well as Sheila Hancock’s 85th birthday and the Sir Alec Guinness Award 

Brighton Rock press night, Theatre Royal, York

Sir Alec Guinness Award, Club for Actors and Actresses, London

Catholic Association of Performing Arts chairman Richard O’Callaghan with actor Janie Dee who presented the Sir Alec Guinness Award to Grace Archibald from LAMDA who accepted it on behalf of the winner (graduating student) Donal Finn. Photo: Patrick Lee

Crimes Under the Sun press night, Theatre Royal, Bath

Cast members Heather Westwell, Jill Myers, Jonny McClean and Feargus Woods Dunlop

WhatsOnStage Awards,Prince of Wales Theatre, London

The Chef Show first night, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Cast member Rohit Gokani, guest chef Syed Ali and cast member Kamal Kaan

Harold and Maude, Charing Cross Theatre, London

Joanna Hickman (cast), Altan Reyman (deputy stage manager), Anne White (cast), Sheila Hancock (cast), Michael Bruce (composer), Johnson Willis (cast) and Rebecca Caine (cast) celebrate Sheila Hancock’s 85th birthday

Send photos for consideration, with complete captions (event, venue, names, job titles) and photographer credit to cath@thestage.co.uk (Please note, photographs may not be used if all names are not provided)

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