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In pictures (March 23): The Frogs, A Dark Night In Dalston, Bat Out of Hell the Musical and more

Mel C (centre) with David Fynn and the cast of School of Rock. Photo: Craig Sugden
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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 A Dark Night In Dalston at the Park Theatre, Bat out of Hell the Musical at the Manchester Opera House, Made In India at Soho Theatre, Roman Tragedies at the BarbicanGrease at the Manchester Palace, Rosalind at the Place, The Frogs at Jermyn Street Theatre and the Wedding Singer at Bristol Hippodrome as well as rehearsals for The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? starring Damian Lewis and Carousel with Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins and Nicholas Lyndhurst, Matt Hancock MP’s visit to Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford and Mel C visiting the cast of School of Rock…

Mel C visits School of Rock, at the New London Theatre

Roman Tragedies press night, Barbican Theatre, London

Rehearsals for Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London


Grease tour press night, Manchester Palace Theatre


A Dark Night In Dalston press night, Park Theatre, London

Made In India press night, at Soho Theatre

Cast members Gina Isaac, Ulrika Krishnamurti and Syreeta Kumar with director Katie Posner, assistant director Corey Campbell and writer Satinder Chohan

Bat out of Hell the Musical first night, Manchester Opera House

Wedding Singer first night, Bristol Hippodrome

The cast with celebratory cake

The Frogs press night, Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Rosalind press night, the Place, London

Choreographer James Cousins (centre) with guests, Sadler’s Wells artistic director Alistair Spalding (left) and choreographer Arlene Phillips

Rehearsals for semi-staged Carousel, London Coliseum

Culture minister visits Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Guildford Shakespeare founder Matt Pinches, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre head of youth and education Nick White, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, culture minister Matt Hancock, Kara Wescombe Blackman (Watts Gallery), resident writer Jamie Smith, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Academy of Contemporary Music chair Kainne Clements and Peter Gordon from Eagle Radio

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