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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.
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
Northern Ireland’s largest annual arts event, the Belfast International Arts Festival, is to move online this year with a programme of events that organisers say “seeks to respond creatively to the current pandemic”
A quarter of a century after the death of the Northern Irish actor, playwright, novelist and theatre manager, Michael Quinn explores the legacy of a man whose best-loved work brought together communities across the religious and cultural divide