OBITUARIES

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...

No British tenor laid so indisputable a claim to ownership of one of Wagner’s most charismatic characters so memorably and securely as Alberto Remedios....

As a widely respected producer and administrator, Nicola Thorold straddled the creative and financial sides of theatre with an ease that belied her passionate...

As general administrator of the National Theatre in the second half of the 1970s, Peter Stevens played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in ushering the...

Margaret Anderson, who has died aged 90, had a long and varied career that spanned five decades and saw her appear on stage, film,...

To describe Francis Reid as a lighting designer fails to do justice to a man who has been described as “a theatremaker who did...

As head of music for the Royal Shakespeare Company for 37 years, Guy Woolfenden was a prolific and highly influential composer who transformed the...
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