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OBITUARIES

Joyce Blackham was a star British mezzo-soprano famed for her sensual and seductive appearances as Bizet’s Carmen with Sadler’s Wells Opera and around the...

Together with his wife Pearl Carr, Teddy Johnson formed one of the longest and most successful partnerships in British post-war light entertainment. Fame was...

When Gordon Bishop was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, he hoped to perform the Max Miller tribute that had been a...

Reviewing George Bernard Shaw’s Captain Brassbound’s Conversion at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1956, The Stage noted that Glynn Edwards performance in the...

Together with his sister, Suma, Johnny Lamonte became one of the most popular speciality acts on the post-war variety circuit, a master juggler whose...

Stephen Doncaster’s influence on British theatre design extended beyond his admired tenures in Pitlochry and Nottingham, and at the Royal Court in London and...

William ‘Bill’ Perrie came late and by accident to theatre and dance, but he went on to become a soloist with the Royal Ballet...

Peter Byrne’s early ambition was to be a heavyweight tragic actor but, as he told The Stage: “I realised I was too much of a...

In a generation of Irish playwrights who achieved international recognition by chronicling a country in rapid, often convulsive, transition from centuries-old entrenchment to a...

With a career in the military, the diplomatic service, as deputy controller of the National Film Theatre and as a novelist behind him, Reg...

In later years, Edith MacArthur was regarded as the grande dame of Scottish theatre. It was a position she also enjoyed with television viewers,...

Born in Edmonton, Middlesex, Pamela Sholto demonstrated an early ability in dance. She studied ballet with the Russian prima ballerina Lydia Lopokova and danced...
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