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My Top 5 Showtunes: Father Christmas
By Santa Claus
St Nick tells us the musical numbers he couldn't live without
The week in pictures: 10 - 16 December
Amanda Holden opens in Cinderella, Dreamgirls finally hits the West End and Rent comes to London in this week's top pics
Let's Talk About Sets: Michael Vale on Peter Pan
By Michael Vale
The designer of Sally Cookson's Christmas show, currently running at the National Theatre, on working on the adaptation of JM Barrie's classic
Video: 5 steps to becoming a pantomime dame
James Doherty, Lyric Hammersmith's Widow Twankey, puts our deputy editor through dame school
5 Christmas gifts for the uber stagey
Our gift guide will help you decide what to get for the theatre lovers in your life
Ten things you need to make a pantomime actually good
By Kerry Michael
Artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East Kerry Michael is a veteran at pantomimes. Here he takes us through the ten steps to a successful festive offering
Video: In rehearsals with 30 Christmases
Jonny Donahoe, Paddy Gervers and Rachel Parris present Oxford's only Christmas show for grown-ups
Let's Talk About Sets: Simon Kenny on Sleeping Beauty
By Simon Kenny
The designer of the Watermill's Christmas show talks us through what makes the set of their production of Rufus Norris' adaptation so unique
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