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Former Liverpool Everyman artistic director Alan Dossor dies aged 74

Alan Dossor

Former Liverpool Everyman artistic director Alan Dossor has died at the age of 74.

The director worked at the venue between 1970 and 1975, and was credited with helping to launch the careers of actors such as Julie Walters and Jonathan Pryce. Dossor died on August 6.

To mark his death, the Everyman sign will go dark on August 8, with only the letter A left switched on.

The theatre said: “The legacy of the work he made and the great actors he discovered and nurtured will burn brightly for generations to come.”

It described him as a “unique and generous spirit”.

“We’ll miss his genius, his honesty and his wicked sense of humour,” the theatre added.

Dossor’s production of Willy Russell’s John, Paul, George, Ringo… and Bert premiered at the theatre in May 1974 and transferred to the West End later that year.

A full obituary will appear in a later edition of The Stage.