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In pictures (March 29): Tim Minchin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Menier Chocolate Factory, Octagon, Rose Theatre and more

Rosalie Craig helps celebrate Stephen Sondheim's birthday at the Theatre Cafe, London. Photo: Alex Rumford Rosalie Craig helps celebrate Stephen Sondheim's birthday at the Theatre Cafe, London. Photo: Alex Rumford
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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 Kiss of the Spider Woman press night at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Hymn to Love – Homage to Piaf at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, East is East at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton and Crazytown at the Other Palace, as well as the Off West End Adopt a Playwright Award, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new album launch, Tim Minchin at Matilda and birthday celebrations for the Rose Theatre Kingston and Stephen Sondheim…

Crazytown: The Musical World of Ryan Scott Oliver, the Other Palace, London

Musical director Joe Bunker, composer Ryan Scott Oliver and director Adam Lenson. Photo: Safavi PR
Musical director Joe Bunker, composer Ryan Scott Oliver and director Adam Lenson. Photo: Safavi PR

Off West End Adopt a Playwright Award, Queen’s Theatre, London

Kiss of the Spider Woman press night, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Declan Bennett (cast), Laurie Sansom (director), Grace Cookey-Gam (cast), Sam Barnett (cast) and artistic director David Babani. Photo: Alex Turner
Declan Bennett (cast), Laurie Sansom (director), Grace Cookey-Gam (cast), Sam Barnett (cast) and artistic director David Babani. Photo: Alex Turner

East is East press night, Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Amanda Stoodley, Ralph Birtwell, Kulvinder Ghir, Ayub Khan Din, Mitesh Soni, Uzair Bhatti, Daniel Heppolette, Rohan Macleod, Claire Hackett, Lesley Hutchison, Ben Occhipinti and Gitika Buttoo with Jane Hazlegrove (third from left, crouching), Akshay Gulati and Shila Iqbal (front)

Hymn to Love – Homage to Piaf press night, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Patrick Bridgman (cast), Damian Cruden (director), Elizabeth Mansfield (cast), Steve Trafford (writer) and artistic director Conrad Lynch

Rose Theatre Kingston 10th birthday celebrations

Executive producer Jerry Gunn and chief executive Robert O'Dowd. Photo: Kate Morley PR
Executive producer Jerry Gunn and chief executive Robert O’Dowd. Photo: Kate Morley PR

Andrew Lloyd Webber album launch, the Ivy, London

Tim Minchin visits Matilda at Curve, Leicester

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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