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In pictures (May 25): West End Bake Off, Menier, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Bolton Octagon, Bunker, Judy! and more

The Stage team at West End Bake Off, with judges Janie Dee (third from left) and Arlene Phillips (second from right). Photo: Mark Lomas
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The latest press night parties, new shows in rehearsal, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include the first nights of Lettice and Lovage at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Winter Hill at the Bolton Octagon, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the National, Judy! at the Arts Theatre,This Is Not Culturally Significant review at the Bunker, Love in Idleness at the Apollo, Dyl at the Old Red Lion, The Wedding Singer at Manchester Opera House as well as West End Bake Off and Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda visiting the Park…

West End Bake Off, St Pauls Church, Covent Garden

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour press night, Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Lin-Manuel Miranda at Tick, Tick…Boom!, Park Theatre, London

The Wedding Singer first night, Manchester Opera House

This Is Not Culturally Significant press night, Bunker Theatre, London

Executive producer Joel Fisher, producer Jamie Eastlake, cast member (also writer and director) Adam Scott-Rowley, Matt Cater (lighting) and artistic director Joshua McTaggart. Photo: Bessell McNamee

Winter Hill press night, Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Cast members Cathy Tyson, Louise Jameson, Denise Black, Eva-Jane Willis, Janet Henfrey, Fiona Hampton, Susan Twist and Souad Faress. Photo: Ray Jefferson

50th anniversary of Equity and Variety Artistes Federation joining forces at the London Palladium

Dyl press night, old Red Lion, London


Judy! press night, Arts Theatre, London

Lettice and Lovage press night, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Love in Idleness press night, Apollo Theatre, London

Mill at Sonning charity evening with Rick Wakeman

Send photos for consideration, with complete captions (event, venue, names, job titles) and photographer credit to cath@thestage.co.uk

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