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My Top 5 Showtunes: Danny Mac
The actor tells us the musical numbers he couldn't live without
A week in the life of Dido, Queen of Carthage's Ben Goffe
By Ben Goffe
Head behind the scenes at the RSC's new production with the show's Cupid
Pink saris and violence: How we represent the fight for women's rights on stage
By Isla Shaw
Isla Shaw, designer of a new play about a young woman who was raped by an MP in India, explains how a trip to the country inspired her work
Top 5 Openings: 18 - 24 September
Port Talbot is transformed, Barrie Rutter begins his final tour while the RSC have a bumper pair for their winter season
My Top 5 Showtunes: Rita Simons
The actress tells us the musical numbers she couldn't live without
A week in the life of Cilla's Andrew Lancel
The actor currently plays Brian Epstein in the musical about the life of Liverpool icon Cilla Black
Celebrities in pantos - who's going where?
John Barrowman, Beverley Knight and Al Murray all bolster the panto presence across the country
Oh yes it is! Our ultimate guide to panto
By Katie Brennan
Katie Brennan's hilarious guide to this most British of festive traditions - with bingo
15 shows to see this Christmas that are not panto
Just because it's Christmas, doesn't mean you have to start shouting at everyone on stage. Check out our round-up of the best festive shows around the country that don't involve any audience participation
The Hartlepool Monkey: How a set can tell its own story
By Samuel Wyer
The show opens in Stratford ahead of a UK tour