OBITUARIES

Michael Stroud’s first experience of performing was in the exotic location of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, where he had been posted with the...

Lambasted by pundits but loved by the public, On the Buses was one of the most successful television sitcoms of the 1970s, spawning seven...

Janet Whiteside was the company member par excellence and for many years a much-loved stalwart of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company....

In The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, a caustic satire on the numbing routine of middle-class suburban life disguised as a sitcom, David...

In a remarkable career spanning nine decades, George Cole maintained a high-profile presence on stage despite the demands of film and television stardom, latterly...

Jonathan Ollivier was one of the most expressive dancers of his generation, the imposing muscularity of his performances characterised by a distinctive gracefulness of...

Few British performers have straddled the worlds of pop music, prime-time television and pantomime with such unaffected, easy-going aplomb as Cilla Black. At the height...

Last seen on stage in Polly Stenham’s Hotel at the National Theatre in 2014, Tom Beard was an actor in his prime. Self-effacing and...

Although he created the role of Captain von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music, Theodore Bikel was more closely...

Every evening, the musical comedy actress Violetta Farjeon stopped the show in the original production of Sandy Wilson’s comic pastiche of 1920s entertainment, The...

After working as a stage manager at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and on out-of-town productions of musicals heading for the West End, Toby...

Although he was an actor of vast experience, David McAlister was best known for playing the philanthropist Daddy Warbucks in the American musical Annie...
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