OBITUARIES

It was while touring with Donald Wolfit’s company in 1942 as a callow 17-year-old that Brian Rix decided to emulate the great tragedian by...

One of the UK’s most prolific and accomplished sound designers, Rick Clarke started out as a roadie and mix engineer for the 1970s band...

While he may not have attained household-name status, Alan Dossor, who has died aged 74, was a major influence on some of our greatest...

As producer of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, William Smethurst was credited with breathing new life into a soap already into its third decade...

Those who knew and worked with the actor Roni Page regarded her with deep affection as a “dynamo of a woman in pocket size”...

What he lacked in stature (5ft 5ins), US theatre owner and producer James M Nederlander Sr more than made up for in drive, authority...

Gentleness and modesty may have prevented Owen Holder, who has died aged 95, from becoming a bigger star, but he sustained a long and...

Readers who grew up in the 1970s will have fond memories of The Adventures of Black Beauty. It was essential Sunday afternoon viewing, in...

As one of the most singular British choreographers of her generation, Rosemary Butcher was a seminal figure in postmodern dance. Largely eschewing the strictures...

Fiach Mac Conghail, director of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, spoke for many when he described Anita Reeves, who has died aged 68, as “one of...

With her geriatric chat-show host Mrs Merton and coarse couch potatoes The Royle Family, Caroline Aherne refashioned the template and tone of television comedy...

Moving with eloquent ease between theatre, ballet and opera, Desmond Heeley was one of the most distinctive designers of his generation. His approach owed...
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