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In pictures (June 1): West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Girls, Sasha Regan’s The Mikado, JMK Award and more

Actors Naomi Frederick and Gemma Arterton visit cast member Sophie-Louise Dann (centre) backstage at The Girls at London's Phoenix Theatre
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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 The Mikado at Richmond Theatre, The Grapes Of Wrath at West Yorkshire Playhouse, as well as the JMK Award for young directors, Gemma Arterton visits The Girls, Kate Winslet at Cardboard Citizens, M6 Theatre Company’s 40th birthday and Barbara Windsor at Hackney Empire…

The Mikado press night, Richmond Theatre, London

The cast of Sasha Regan’s The Mikado. Photo: Chloe Nelkin Consulting

JMK Award, Young Vic Theatre, London

Cardboard Citizens 25th anniversary gala, the Yard, London

The Grapes Of Wrath press night, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Hackney Empire Walk of Fame inauguration, London

La Cage Aux Folles first night, Bristol Hippodrome

A M6 Theatre Company’s 40th Birthday, Rochdale

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

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