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obituaries

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...

By the time he had left school, John Stride had already played Macbeth, Antony and Hamlet. His early promise – spotted at Alleyn’s School,...

Kevin Colson was a star in his native Australia before he came to London in the mid-1960s. He left behind a burgeoning stage career...

Alex Beckett will be best remembered as the inept PR executive Barney in two biting BBC satires on institutional incompetence, Twenty Twelve, a spoof...

Neil Shand was one of the most successful comedy writers of the past half-century, the joker of choice for successive generations of presenters and...

As one of the co-founders of the Wakefield Tricycle Company and its subsequent incarnation as the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn, north London, Shirley Barrie...
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