Theatrical knights Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have fun at the Evening Standard Awards

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School of Rock - The Musical opens in the West End

London Oliver Jackson (Ned Schneebly), Florence Andrews (Rosalie Mullins), David Fynn (Dewey Finn) and Preeya Kalidas (Patty Di Marco) during the curtain call
London Oliver Jackson (Ned Schneebly), Florence Andrews (Rosalie Mullins), David Fynn (Dewey Finn) and Preeya Kalidas (Patty Di Marco) during the curtain call
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Reigning Queen of British musical theatre Elaine Paige celebrates opening of Half a Sixpence with brand new star Charlie Stemp

London Charlie Stemp (Arthur Kipps) and Elaine Paige
London Charlie Stemp (Arthur Kipps) and Elaine Paige
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Aladdin's fabulous Genie Trevor Dion Nicholas gets ready to appear on tonight's Children In Need

Dreamgirls Liisi LaFontaine, Ibinabo Jack, Amber Riley and co-star Tyrone Huntley enioy the Evening Standard Awards after-party ahead of their first preview this week

Next year's 42nd Street has its official launch at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Meanwhile on the other side of the channel Ria Jones opens in the Paris production of 42nd Street