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OBITUARIES

Trevor Byfield’s career was unusual in its division between his Ziggy Byfield persona – in which he was prominent in the fashion for rock...

When The Stage published its first edition of The Stage 100 list in 1997, James Sharkey was one of only two agents to be...

When he stood down as general secretary of Equity in 1991, the American entertainment bible Variety described Peter Plouviez as “probably Britain’s best known...

Although Trevor Martin performed alongside Laurence Olivier, enjoyed long relationships with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, and appeared regularly in the West...

Actor, director and teacher Christopher Robert was born on November 1,1953, and trained at Chorley College as a drama teacher. A larger than life character,...

Although television came to dominate Rosemary Leach’s career, she never abandoned the stage, maintaining a profile in regional and fringe theatre and winning a...

A recipient of Tony and BAFTA awards, Roy Dotrice had two other claims to fame – or, at least, to longevity and stamina –...

With the passing of Joy Francois at the age of 85, another link to the heyday of variety theatre has been lost. Born in Birmingham,...

Anthony Stott began his theatre career at the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham after studying sociology and economics at Leeds University. Initially intended as a temporary job,...

Bobby Knutt was already a name on the northern club circuit and in summer season variety shows when he found wider – and unexpected...

Alan Osman worked extensively in numerous West End theatres for well over 40 years in many capacities in backstage, front of house and senior...

Alex Morrow could easily have been described as the original Billy Elliot. Born in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, on February 19, 1932, to a...
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