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In pictures (March 3): Twelfth night with Tamsin Greig, The Girls with Gary Barlow, Funny Girl with Sheridan Smith, the Off West End Awards and more

Claire Machin, Debbie Chazen, Joanna Riding, Claire Moore, Sophie-Louise Dann and Michele Dotrice at The Girls opening night. Photo: Alan Davidson
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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 new musical The Girls by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow, the start of Sheridan Smith’s tour with Funny Girl, Chigger Foot Boys at Tara Arts, Twelfth Night at the National starring Tamsin Greig, Fiddler On the Roof at Liverpool Everyman, Lizzie the Musical at Greenwich Theatre, the Off West End Awards and more…

The Girls opening night, Phoenix Theatre, London

Funny Girl tour first night, Palace Theatre, Manchester

The Understudy press night, Canal Cafe Theatre, London

Cast members Leonard Sillevis, Emma Taylor and Samuel John. Photo: Chloe Nelkin Consulting

Off West End Awards online

100 Hearts Comedy Gala, London


A Passionate Woman first night, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Writer Kay Mellor with cast member Liza Goddard

Twelfth Night press night, National Theatre, London

Murder, Margaret and Me press night, York Theatre Royal

Chigger Foot Boys first night, Tara Arts, London

The Crucible press night, Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

Producer Phillip Rowntree, director Douglas Rintoul, cast members Victoria Yeates and Charlie Condou with producer David Hutchinson

Fiddler on the Roof press night, Liverpool Everyman

Touched press night, Nottingham Playhouse

Lizzie – The Musical press night, Greenwich Theatre, London

Cast members Eden Espinosa, Bjorg Gamst, Jodie Jacobs and Bleu Woodward. Photo: Safavi PR

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

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