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Before ‘cowboys and Indians’ arrived on the silver screen, Colonel William F Cody staged outdoor spectaculars around the UK, starring hundreds of human and...

UK entertainers played a vital role in the war effort, as a new book by Roger Foss explains. Nick Smurthwaite discovers how performers not...

With historical character names from the Victorian era increasingly prompting accusations of racism, Simon Sladen argues that the best seasonal shows reinvent the form...

As he takes up the baton for Hawkwind’s live orchestra, multifaceted musician Mike Batt tells Douglas McPherson about the highs and lows of his...

Charlie Ryall was introduced to 18th-century theatremaker Charlotte Charke at the age of 10 by her father, actor David Ryall. She tells Nick Smurthwaite...

Correspondence between giants of the theatre offers a unique insight into some of the best-loved productions. But will historians struggle to document shows as...

David Garrick helped define modern theatre. Nick Smurthwaite reviews Norman S Poser’s new study of the theatrical star, who brought naturalism to the stage...

In a turbulent half-century, Belfast’s Lyric Theatre has survived bombings, irate resignations and a costly rebuild. Michael Quinn looks at how the venue has...

As nearly 90, pop culture’s Renaissance man has published his autobiography looking back on a career encompassing everything from Shakespeare, pop hits, panto and...
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