OBITUARIES

Peter Austin was one of theatre’s unsung backroom stars as manager of West End venue the Prince Edward Theatre and administrator of Littlestar, the production...

David Dean created costume designs for some of the greatest choreographers and directors of the last half-century, held important positions with the London Festival...

At just 5ft 2in tall and weighing 20 stone, for a time in the 1970s Carol Lee Scott advertised herself in The Stage’s directory...

In leading teaching posts with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School in New...

For adults of a certain age, Brian Cant was the personification of children’s television in an era long before the thin gruel of multi-channel...

Reviewing a Manchester University student performance of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II in 1964, The Stage singled out Knight Mantell’s Mortimer as “a nimble figure,...

A maverick figure who used theatre and poetry to engage with emerging political and social concerns, Heathcote Williams was often anarchically irreverent while also...

Ill-health following the stroke that prematurely ended Bernard Culshaw’s career in 2003 deprived audiences of the chance to see the full flowering of his...

Journalist, activist, educator, one of Time Out magazine’s first theatre reviewers, policy adviser for several local authorities and head of diversity at Arts Council...

Jill Martin’s place in theatre history was secured in 2001 when she became the only actor to appear in all three West End runs...

In an era before Australian soap operas became a seemingly permanent fixture on televisions worldwide, Lyn James found herself as the star of one...

Sophie Partridge was a dynamic performer, writer, broadcaster and political campaigner. Born with brittle bone syndrome, she proved as tireless as she was imaginative in...
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