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In pictures (September 20): Six at the Arts Theatre, Barbican, Acting for Others, Kiln, NST Southampton and more

Cast members Alexia McIntosh and Maiya Quansah-Breed with Grace Mouat (swing and dance captain) at the after-show party for Six. Photo: Irina Chira
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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 Six at the Arts Theatre, The Second Violinist and Blak Whyte and Gray at the Barbican, The Return of the Soldier at Hope Mill in Manchester, Maurice at Above the Stag, Road at Leeds Playhouse, Holy Shit at Kiln Theatre, The End of Eddy at the Unicorn, Steel at Sheffield Theatres, Women in Power at NST City, Southampton, Square Rounds at the Finborough and Eastern Star at Tara Theatre as well as Gecko’s Missing at the opening of Battersea Arts Centre, Rose Bruford’s graduation ceremony and the book launch of  Alan Stafford’s It’s Friday, It’s Crackerjack!

Six after-show party, Hospital Club, London


Holy Shit press night, Kiln Theatre, London

Steel press night, Sheffield Theatres

Assistant director Ebe Bamgboye, lighting designer Jack Knowles, designer Madeleine Girling, writer Chris Bush, director Rebecca Frecknall, Cast members Rebecca Scroggs and Nigel Betts, artistic director Robert Hastie and sound designer James Frewer. Photo: Kate Morley PR

Better Off Dead press night, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

EM Forster’s Maurice press night at Above the Stag, London

Tom Joyner (cast), James Wilby (director of stage play and Maurice in the 1987 film), Rupert Graves (1987 film cast member), Leo Turner (cast)

Road press night, Leeds Playhouse

Cast member Josh Williams suspended over the Avon Gorge, Bristol, for Touching the Void

The Second Violinist and Blak Whyte and Gray press nights at the Barbican Theatre, London

Acting for Others new ambassadors party, Rules restaurant, London

It’s Friday, It’s Crackerjack! by Alan Stafford book launch, St Michael’s Centre, London

The End of Eddy press night, Unicorn Theatre, London

Square Rounds press night, Finborough Theatre, London

Clockwise from top left: Cast members Amy Marchant, Letty Thomas, Eva Feiler, Philippa Quinn, Rujenne Green and Gracy Goldman (middle). Photo: Jimmy Walters

Women in Power press night, NST City, Southampton

The Return of the Soldier press night, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Eastern Star press night, Tara Theatre, London

Guests, writer Victoria Hislop, journalist Christopher Gunness and journalist and broadcaster Ian Hislop

Battersea Arts Centre reopening/Gecko’s Missing press night, London

Rose Bruford graduation ceremony, London

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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