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

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
Belfast International Arts Festival moves online

Belfast International Arts Festival moves online

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”
West End producer André Ptaszynski dies aged 67

West End producer André Ptaszynski dies aged 67

The former chief executive of the Really Useful Group and Really Useful Theatres and past president of the Society of London Theatre has died at the age of 67
Coronavirus: Northern Ireland arts sector boosted by £4m funding package

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland arts sector boosted by £4m funding package

A £4 million emergency funding package has been announced for the arts in Northern Ireland, described by the communities minister as “a major lifeline” for the sector
Ian Holm dies aged 88

Ian Holm dies aged 88

Tributes have been paid to the actor Ian Holm, who had died at the age of 88.
Remembering Joseph Tomelty, West End star and creator of the McCooeys

Remembering Joseph Tomelty, West End star and creator of the McCooeys

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
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