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As the novelist Jack Sugden newly returned home to take over the eponymous Emmerdale Farm in ITV’s pioneering lunchtime soap, Andrew Burt found himself...

In his 25-year stewardship of London’s Open Air Theatre, David Conville transformed the venue into an essential fixture in the capital’s theatre calendar with...

There were few variety stars in the second half of the past century who didn’t at some point – and many with decades-long regularity...

In his native Canada,Douglas Rain was revered as a classical actor of stature, having been a member of the founding company of the Stratford...

John Bluthal was known to successive generations of television viewers from the 1960s onwards for his appearances in Never Mind the Quality, Feel the...

Brian Kirk’s first theatre job, as a novice flyman at London’s Palace Theatre in 1968 working on David Heneker’s Stanley Baxter-starring musical Phil the...

Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf was only the second play by a black woman to be...

Few figures championed regional theatre in Britain in the second half of the last half century so steadfastly or successfully as John Harrison, who...

Pauline Knowles, who has died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 50, was a leading actor on the Scottish stage whose...

As the Royal Court Theatre’s international director for more than 20 years, Elyse Dodgson introduced British audiences to writers and plays from around the...

As the actor Rio Fanning and writer Michael Robartes, the son of Irish playwright AP Fanning led a double life – one that also...

Cicely Berry's influence on the speaking of text, on the physicality of actors' vocal performances and the central importance of a body-and-mind approach to...
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