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The cast of the West End production of Top Hat, one such ocean liner

As any one-legged, tap dancing matelot will tell you, the theatre and the navy are closely interlinked and this connection goes way, way back,...

Elizabeth MacLennan’s comfortable childhood in Glasgow and privileged education was far removed from the attitudes and ambitions of 7:84, the radical socialist theatre company...

For successive generations of British television audiences from the early 1960s to the middle of the 1980s, Val Doonican presented a softer, safer, more...

Since joining the musical Thriller Live in 2009, Tyrone Lee has toured the show to more than 20 countries and is currently a resident...
Performers at this year’s Cromer end-of-the-pier show

Think of an end-of-the-pier show and most of us think of something from another age, such as the pierrot-costumed troupe acting out the horrors...
Henry Goodman in rehearsals for Volpone at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo: Manuel Harlan

“Good morning to the day; and next, my gold!” Henry Goodman is about to deliver one of the best opening lines in world drama....
Gina-Georgio

Alongside co-writer James Beeny, Gina Georgio is the composer and lyricist for new musical The Dreamers, running at St James Theatre in London. Having...

There could be no more vivid or enduring testimony to the unrealised potential of James Menzies-Kitchin, a promising young director who died far too...
Performers and designers from Sweden and Tanzania collaborated for a performance of Antigone featuring a giant head. Photo: Ola Kjelbye

There’s plenty to see in the Old Town district of Prague, even before you add in the manifold activities of this year’s Quadrennial of...
Henry Goodman in rehearsals for Volpone at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo: Manuel Harlan

The Big Interview: Henry Goodman Henry Goodman tells Michael Coveney about researching roles, Jewish stereotypes on TV and why it’s important to read the fine...

As niche markets go, championing forgotten music theatre gems and courtly masques of the English Baroque was territory ripe for revisiting when Jack Edwards...

As the dapper, unflappable and bowler-hatted John Steed, Patrick Macnee became one of the most recognisable and iconic actors of his generation, the equivalent,...