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obituaries

When Dennis ‘Slim’ Ramsden announced his retirement (prematurely, as it proved) in 2001, The Stage hailed him as “one of the West End’s leading...

Amanda Gaughan, who died suddenly at the age of 35, was a talented director who earned many friends in Scotland’s theatre community through her...

By the age of nine, Bill Maynard was earning more than his father performing in clubs and on the variety circuit. Before he was...

In the largely unsung role of costume supervisor, Stephanie Arditti – who described her job as “getting the designs off the paper, from two-dimensional...

Originally trained as a dancer, winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dance aged nine and making her professional debut at 13 with...

Regarding himself as a “jobbing actor”, John Hart Dyke was seldom out of work in a long career in which he forged substantial partnerships...

A prank birthday present of ballet lessons led Scott Ambler into a career in which he forged a memorable partnership with choreographer Matthew Bourne...

A familiar face on television for more than three decades, Carmel McSharry was an actor of considerable charm and capability with a substantial stage...

Michael Green was one of the great, if now largely overlooked, English humorists whose The Art of Coarse Acting proved a wickedly irreverent highlight...
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