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In pictures (September 28): Bristol Old Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Bunker and more

Diana Vickers (cast), Warner Brown (book), Paul Tyrer (producer), John Sachs (producer), Michael Park (producer), Debra Stephenson (cast), Jamie Clark (producer), Andrew Berg (producer), Craig Revel Horwood (director/choreographer) at the press night of Son of a Preacher Man. Photo: Dan Wooller
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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 opening nights of The Caretaker at Bristol Old Vic, Goth Weekend at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, Queen of Chapeltown at West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Weir at the Colchester Mercury, In Our Hands at the Cutty Sark, Eyes Closed, Ears Covered at London’s Bunker, and the tours of The Ruck, Son of a Preacher Man and Beautiful the Carole King Musical, as well as the Belgrade Theatre B2 10th anniversary, the Hairy Bikers join the Grand Order of Water Rats and the Association of Lighting Designers awards

Son of a Preacher Man press night, Churchill Theatre, Bromley

The Caretaker press night, Bristol Old Vic

Goth Weekend press night, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Eyes Closed, Ears Shut press night, the Bunker, London

Association of Lighting Designers awards, Eventim Apollo, London

Enrico Caironi Lifetime Recognition award-winner Rick Fisher. Photo: Vicki Couchman


In Our Hands, Cutty Sark Michael Edwards Studio Theatre, London

The Ruck tour press night, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Peter Nichols at 90 at the British Library, London

Actors Stephanie Cole, Sam Swainsbury, composer Denis King, playwright Peter Nichols, producer Michael Grandage, and actors Sarah Woodward and Roger Allam

Beautiful the Carole King Musical tour first night, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Belgrade Theatre Celebrates 10 Years of B2, Coventry

Equity councillor Jean Rogers collecting her Gold Badge at the TUC conference, The Brighton Centre

jean Rogers and TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady. Photo: Jess Hurd

Queen of Chapeltown press night, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds


TodayTix party with the immersive production of The Great Gatsby in London

Actor Louisa Lytton

The Weir press night, Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Madeleine Girling (designer), Robyn Clogg (DSM), Adele Thomas (director), cast members Louis Dempsey, Sam O’Mahony, Natalie Radmall-Quirke, Sean Murray and John O’Dowd, Jeremy Woodhouse (producer, English Touring Theatre), Katie-Ann McDonough (assistant director). Photo: Amy Carbonero

Rose Bruford College graduation, London

Hairy Bikers at Grand Order of Water Rats, London

New members Simon King (left) and Dave Myers (right) with agent Johnny Mans. Photo: Johnny Mans

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