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Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn

Obituaries Editor
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Biography

Michael Quinn is obituaries editor for The Stage. Michael has been contributing to The Stage since 1989 and became obituaries editor in 2014. A former theatre director and BBC Radio Drama producer, he also writes about classical music, opera and Irish traditional music. Programming consultant to Northern Ireland’s newest arts centre, Portico, in Portaferry, County Down, he is editor for SOMM Recordings and previously deputy editor of Gramophone and Classic FM magazines.

Recent Articles

The ‘English Elvis’: Tommy Steele’s 65 years in the spotlight

The ‘English Elvis’: Tommy Steele’s 65 years in the spotlight

Sculptor, rock’n’roll singer and stage star – as well as a Guinness World Record holder – Tommy Steele has been a fixture of the entertainment world since the 1950s. The author of Steele’s new biography Sebastian Lassandro tells Michael Quinn more
Chief executive Ian Wilson: ‘Belfast Grand Opera House was built to entertain the masses. We’re continuing that’

Chief executive Ian Wilson: ‘Belfast Grand Opera House was built to entertain the masses. We’re continuing that’

Belfast’s Grand Opera House closed for refurbishment in January 2020, after postponing three times it is finally preparing to reopen. Chief executive Ian Wilson tells Michael Quinn about reimagining Frank Matcham’s original ideas for the 21st century
Ireland to pilot basic income guarantee for artists

Ireland to pilot basic income guarantee for artists

Calls are growing for the UK-wide adoption of “a basic income guarantee for creative workers” following the Irish government’s announcement that it is to trial a three-year scheme costing €82.2 million (£70.8 million).
‘No show too big’ - Raymond Gubbay, the impresario with a flair for spectacle

‘No show too big’ - Raymond Gubbay, the impresario with a flair for spectacle

Starting out with 120 concerts in his first year, Raymond Gubbay has dedicated a lifetime to bringing ballet, opera and classical music to the masses. As a new autobiography is published, Michael Quinn explores the showman’s prolific career
Agent Jenny Dunster dies aged 71

Agent Jenny Dunster dies aged 71

Dunster was elected president of the Entertainment Agents’ Association in 2003, going on to serve a second term in 2013
Ireland’s arts and culture sector gets 63% funding boost

Ireland’s arts and culture sector gets 63% funding boost

Ireland’s arts and culture sector is to benefit from a 63% year-on-year increase in funding in 2021, equivalent to €50 million (£44.6 million).
Liam Neeson: Northern Ireland’s £33m emergency funding must be spent on the arts

Liam Neeson: Northern Ireland’s £33m emergency funding must be spent on the arts

Hollywood star Liam Neeson has called on the Northern Ireland executive to ensure the £33 million emergency funding allocated to it in July is spent on the region’s arts sector
Christopher Eccleston to perform in Belfast house as reopenings delayed

Christopher Eccleston to perform in Belfast house as reopenings delayed

Christopher Eccleston is to direct and star in a socially distanced production staged in a private Belfast house in October, as reopening dates for theatres in Northern Ireland are delayed for a second time
Derry Playhouse to resume live performances

Derry Playhouse to resume live performances

The 150-seat theatre will become the first venue in Northern Ireland to reopen to audiences since lockdown restrictions were imposed in March
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