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In pictures (October 25): Motown, Leeds Playhouse, Natural History Museum, Theatr Clwyd and more

Cast members Edward Baruwa and Karis Anderson with director Charles Randolph Wright and producer Adam Spiegel at the Motown gala in Birmingham. Photo: Sam Bagnall
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The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include the press nights of Europe at Leeds Playhouse, Guildford Shakespeare Company’s Alice in Wonderland, Thick as Thieves at Theatr Clwyd, Frankenstein at Sutton House, The Wider Earth at the Natural History Museum, The Giant Killers at Greenwich Theatre as well as Motown the Musical gala at the New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham and the WhatsOffStage Awards and the Lancaster Playwriting Prize and Guildhall School of Music and Drama Q&A with Rufus Norris

Motown the Musical gala at the New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham

Frankenstein press night, Sutton House, London

Cast members Jeff Scott, director Katharine Armitage (director), Chris Dobson, Katy Helps, Jennifer Tyler and Molly Small. Photo: Chloe Nelkin Consulting

Europe press night, Leeds Playhouse

Guildford Shakespeare Company’s Alice in Wonderland press night

Back row: Mark Dymock, Anett Black, Chris Wilson, PJ McEvoy, Cat Mackenzie, Dominic Rye, Ellie Brereton, Sarah Gobran, James Burton, Matt Pinches, Charlotte Conquest, Josh Penfold, Angie Wallis, Ant Stones, Robert Maskell, Eliot Giuralarocco, Eli Murton and Robin Graham, Front: Beth Mann, Haf Sciacca-Bromwell, Indiana Lown-Collins, Dewi Sarginson, Lucy Pearson, Fran McInally, Amelia Annowska, Emma Beard, Jack Whitam and James Camp

The Giant Killers press night, Greenwich Theatre, London

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Q&A with Rufus Norris

National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris (centre) with Guildhall students. Photo: Marc Usher

The Wider Earth at the Natural History Museum

Lancaster Playwriting Prize, Dukes Theatre

Back row: Judges Lucy Briers, Tajinder Hayer, Fin Kennedy and Sarah Punshon. Front: Shortlisted writers Naomi Sumner Chan, Santoshi Mann and Lewis Wren with winner Adam Kotwal. Photo: Jill Reidy

WhatsOffStage Awards, May Fair Hotel, London

The WhatsOffStage award winners in full

Thick as Thieves press night, Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Cast member Siwan Morris, writer Katherine Chandler, director Roisin McBrinn and Polly Frame (cast). Photo: Kate Morley PR

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

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