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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.
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
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
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).
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
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