In pictures (December 21): Sheffield Crucible, London Palladium, War Horse, Curve and more

Cast member Katie Haygarth, writer Heather Westwell, Emma Longthorne (cast), director Deb Pugh and producer Feargus Woods Dunlop at the press night for Home for Christmas at the Lichfield Garrick. Photo: Pamela Raith
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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 Rapunzel at Cambridge Junction, George’s Marvellous Medicine at Curve, Leicester, Dick Whittington at the Palladium, Home for Christmas at the Lichfield Garrick, Nativity! the Musical in London, Daisy Pulls It Off at the Park Theatre and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Theatre Royal, Bath, Jack and the Beanstalk at Theatre Royal York, Cinderella at the Bradford Alhambra and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre…

Dick Whittington press night, London Palladium

Cinderella press night, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Rhys Ifans campaigns for PETA

Rhys Ifans with a message from PETA, outside he Old Vic. Photo: PETA

Jack and the Beanstalk press night, Theatre Royal, York

Daisy Pulls It Off press night, Park Theatre, London

Park Theatre’s Mellie Marie and Rachael Williams with cast members Anna Shaffer, Melanie Fullbrook, Clare Perkins, Freddie Hutchins, Pauline McLynn, Lucy Eaton, Shobna Gulati and producer Clemmie Forfar. Photo: Tomas Turpie

Rapunzel press night, Cambridge Junction

George’s Marvellous Medicine press night, Curve, Leicester

Catherine Morris, Justin Wilman, Lisa Howard, Julia Thomas, Preston Nyman and Chandni Mistry. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

Jack and The Beanstalk press night, Wolverhampton Grand

Ian Adams (cast), choreographer/musician Julie Paton and artistic director Adrian Jackson with cast members Gill Jordan, Sarah Vaughan, Lisa Riley, Adam C Booth and Graham Cole. Photo: Jonathan Hipkiss

Tricycle Theatre Q&A, London

The Wizard of Oz press night, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs press night, Theatre Royal, Bath

Musical director Oliver Rew and choreographer Danielle Drayton with cast members Harriet Thorpe and Jon Monie and director Michael Gattrell. Photo: Louise Curwen

Nativity! The Musical gala night, Eventim Apollo, London

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama graduation ceremony, Royal Festival Hall, London

Deborah Warner and Jatinder Verma who received honorary fellowships, with staff members Robert Sterne, Gilli Bush-Bailey, Adrian Smith, Professor Maria Delgado, Sally Mackey. Bottom Row: Debbie Scully, Paul Taiano (former chair who received an honorary fellowship), principal, Gavin Henderson and producer Michael Grandage. Photo: Ede and Ravenscroft

War Horse gala night, New Theatre, Oxford

FCUK’D press night, the Bunker, London

Grace Venning (designer), Jess Bernberg (lighting), Jamie Eastlake (producer), Will Mytum (cast), Peter Wilson (music) and Niall Ransome (director). Photo: Andreas Lambis

West Ham visits Stratford Circus, London

Gate Ventures Chairman and Director steps down

Johnny Hon with Kate Middleton at the opening of 42nd Street in London. Photo: Joanne Davidson/SilverHub

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