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obituaries

A popular comedian turned writer and producer, Hugh Clifford Stuckey made history as the first comedy writer hired by Australian television, for Sydney Tonight,...

Launched by Peter Ridgeway and Leonard Sachs, the Players’ Theatre unabashedly championed music hall and live variety performances at its Villiers Street venue in...

A longstanding contributor to The Stage of news and comment from Scotland’s theatre, light entertainment and television scene for more than 50 years, Gordon...

In a long and varied career as one of the leading choreographer-directors of her generation, Gillian Lynne, who has died at the age of...

In more than 30 plays for stage and television, Frank Vickery, who has died after a sudden illness at the age of 66, chronicled...

Leslie Grantham’s private life proved every bit as dramatic and incident-filled as that of pub landlord ‘Dirty’ Den Watts, the role that catapulted him...

Joyce Blackham was a star British mezzo-soprano famed for her sensual and seductive appearances as Bizet’s Carmen with Sadler’s Wells Opera and around the...

Together with his wife Pearl Carr, Teddy Johnson formed one of the longest and most successful partnerships in British post-war light entertainment. Fame was...

When Gordon Bishop was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, he hoped to perform the Max Miller tribute that had been a...
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