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obituaries

As Barbara Cook lay unconscious in her Manhattan apartment last week, a succession of Broadway stalwarts came to pay tribute at her bedside before...

Born into a theatrical family – her father was the actor Jack Watling, her mother Patricia Hicks – Deborah Watling will be best remembered...

William Hoyland was a distinctive and forceful actor whose career ranged across 50 years, first as a member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre in...

Tributes have been paid to the Tony award-winning performer Barbara Cook, who has died at the age of 89. A regular on the Great White...

The theatre and opera director Lee Blakeley has died at the age of 45. His death on August 5 of a heart attack was confirmed...

Robert Hardy's success on film and television overshadowed a theatrical career that never quite realised the potential his early stage appearances had promised. He will...

A prolific playwright who inherited Arthur Miller’s mantle as the leading American playwright of his generation, Sam Shepard drilled into the dark underbelly of...

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and a major figure in contemporary American theatre, has died at the age of 73. His death on...

There weren’t many areas of the arts and broadcasting in Scotland that Richard Findlay wasn’t involved with or that didn’t benefit from his tireless...
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