Costume Party

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The World Championship has provided drama on the oche, mayhem – and fancy dress – in the crowd and shown a sport hitting 180, writes Jack Pitt-Brooke

Dandy Dick, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero’s 1887 comedy has been given a wide berth by directors - it was last staged in the West End in 1973 - and its author largely forgotten. Pinero was celebrated at his peak for his rehabilitation of the farce, and for a while outshone Wilde and Shaw, though his star waned and he died in relative obscurity.

No complaint on Pippa Middleton 'gun' photos

Pippa Middleton could escape being drawn into a police inquiry unless a formal complaint is lodged over pictures which show her being driven through Paris by a friend apparently brandishing a handgun.