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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...

The British Library owns more than 240,000 posters and playbills, in some cases more than 300 years old, but to be protected, they need...

Birds of a Feather co-creator Laurence Marks owes his career to a writers’ group that continues to provide a supportive space to try out...

The Goon Show burst on to the airwaves in 1951 and changed comedy forever. As a stage version of the classic radio series embarks...
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