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In pictures (August 30): The Stage Edinburgh Awards, Judi Dench at Festival Players, Gangsta Granny and more

Timpson team with The Stage Edinburgh Award: Will Davis, Sam Cochrane, Chris Baker and Rachael Chomer. Photo: Roberto Ricciuti

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include The Stage Edinburgh Awards and the Chloe Nelkin Consulting Edinburgh Fringe client party as well as Judi Dench becoming patron of the Festival Players, David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny at the Harold Pinter Theatre, St Petersburg Ballet in London, and Ian McKellen and Sope Dirisu visiting the National Youth Theatre

Lustrum Award, Summerhall, Edinburgh

The Stage Edinburgh Awards, Fringe Central

Oliver Davies (Edinburgh Festival Fringe marketing), Michael Gilbert (cast), MP David Mundell, Faaiz Mbelizi (cast), and writer Charles Gershman celebrate the transfer to the King’s Head Theatre in London. Photo: Laura Horton PR

Chloe Nelkin Consulting Edinburgh Fringe client party

The Winters’ Tale, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Cast members Jaymes Sygrove, Matthew Samuel and Will Gillham with patron Judi Dench, director Michael Dyer and cast members Mark Spriggs, Edmund Attrill and Tom Everatt at Abbey Gardens. Photo: Ed Jobling

Gangsta Granny, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Back row: Heather Young, Aosaf Afzal, Danny Hendrix, Sophie Gibbs, Jason Furnival, Oliver Hume, Simon Gillies and Bex Holland. Front: Millie Else, Ben Sheekey, Tom Cawte, Louise Bailey, Lauren Taylor, Emma Matthews and Jenny Gayner at the press night in London

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, London

Swan Lake cast members IIelyzaveta Savina, Mariia Dmitrienko, Sofiia Markevich and Anastasiia Kuzmina visit Young Dancer statue, Broad Court, London. Photo: Alastair Muir
Swan Lake cast members IIelyzaveta Savina, Mariia Dmitrienko, Sofiia Markevich and Anastasiia Kuzmina visit Young Dancer statue, Broad Court, London. Photo: Alastair Muir

National Youth Theatre’s F Off, Criterion Theatre, London

Patron Ian McKellen and alumus Sope Dirisu. Photo: Helen Murray
Patron Ian McKellen and alumus Sope Dirisu. Photo: Helen Murray
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