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Friday, October 19, 2018

Belfast’s Lyric: charting 50 dramatic years in Northern Irish Theatre history by Michael Quinn

In a turbulent half-century, Belfast’s Lyric Theatre has survived bombings, irate resignations and a costly rebuild. Michael Quinn looks at how the

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Obituary: Cicely Berry – ‘RSC’s pioneering vocal coach who transformed theatre practice’ by Michael Quinn

Cicely Berry’s influence on the speaking of text, on the physicality of actors’ vocal performances and the central importance of a body-and-mind

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dear Arabella review at Lyric Theatre, Belfast – ‘reflective and humane’ by Michael Quinn

A chance encounter and a small act of kindness reverberates in the lives of three women to transformative effect in Marie Jones’

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Obituary: Ray Galton – ‘Titan of radio and television comedy’ by Michael Quinn

Together with his writing partner Alan Simpson, Ray Galton was a titan of radio and television comedy with the era-defining Hancock’s Half

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Obituary: Janis Claxton – ‘dancer and choreographer with a formidable can-do attitude’ by Michael Quinn

When she moved to Scotland in 2005, the Brisbane-born dancer and choreographer Janis Claxton brought with her a formidable can-do attitude that

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Obituary: Dudley Sutton – ‘familiar face on British TV and film since the 1960s’ by Michael Quinn

Dudley Sutton was lately famous as the tweed-suited, beret-wearing Tinker Dill, roguish sidekick to Ian McShane’s antiques dealer Lovejoy for eight years

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Irish government arts funding to reach highest level in more than a decade by Michael Quinn

State support for the arts in the Republic of Ireland will reach its highest level in more than a decade in 2019,

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Obituary: Janet Glass – formidable agent who championed overlooked plays by Michael Quinn

The agent Janet Glass was a formidable but graceful champion of overlooked plays, agitating for new work, and a devoted, indefatigable defender

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Obituary: Sheila White – ‘an actress of considerable and varied talent’ by Michael Quinn

In the landmark 1976 adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius, Sheila White was involved in one of British television’s most controversial scenes

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Obituary: John Line – ‘Set pulses racing in medical heart-throb roles throughout the 1960s and 70s’ by Michael Quinn

For a generation of television viewers, John Line will be remembered as the dashing Dr Andrew Shaw who set pulses racing in

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Obituary: Margaret D’Arcy – ‘Doyenne of Northern Irish theatre’ by Michael Quinn

With a career spanning six decades, Margaret D’Arcy, who has died at the age of 100, was the doyenne of Northern Irish

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Obituary: Jacqueline Pearce – film and TV star who played Servalan in cult sci-fi classic Blake’s 7 by Michael Quinn

Best known as the villainous Servalan in Terry Nation’s cult sci-fi classic Blake’s 7 (1978-81) and eponymous monster in Hammer Horror’s The

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Obituary: Stephen Jeffreys – ‘playwright who found success with The Libertine’ by Michael Quinn

If Stephen Jeffreys’ relationship with the West End was never quite what he deserved, fringe companies and regional venues were quick to

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Obituary: Fenella Fielding – ‘fascinating, feline and funny’ star of theatre, TV and Carry On films by Michael Quinn

With a voice of sirenic silkiness, a permanent pout, eyes that enticed and a mane of mesmerising brunette hair, Fenella Fielding was

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Obituary: Carry On star Liz Fraser by Michael Quinn

Liz Fraser will be best remembered as the dizzy blonde who appeared in various guises in the early Carry On films in

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Decline in number of plays by living female playwrights at National Theatre, annual review reveals by Michael Quinn

Female playwrights made up 28% of content by living writers at the National Theatre in 2017/18, despite the organisation’s ongoing target of

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Neil Simon obituary – Pulitzer-winning US playwright whose flair for tragicomedy lit up Broadway by Michael Quinn

Appropriately enough for a writer who profiled the often absurdly incongruous domestic life of an America in the ascendant in the second

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Obituary: Lindsay Kemp – dancer, actor, teacher, mime artist, choreographer and mentor to David Bowie by Michael Quinn

Lindsay Kemp, who has died at the age of 80, was a maverick figure. His combination of charisma, eclecticism and a uniquely

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Bob Fosse: Remembering a dance genius who still inspires by Michael Quinn

As a new book throws a revealing, fresh light on Bob Fosse’s life, Michael Quinn traces the legacy of the innovative and

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Theatres from Dundee to Hampshire receive share of £22,500 for urgent building works by Michael Quinn

Five regional theatres are to share more than £20,000 in capital grants from the Theatres Trust. The awards, made through the UK

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Chicago and Hairspray film producer Craig Zadan dies aged 69 by Michael Quinn

Tributes have been paid to the American producer and director Craig Zadan following his death on August 21, aged 69. Noted for

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Obituary: Alan Bennion – Actor whose television career spanned 30 years by Michael Quinn

Alan Bennion’s finest performance came late in his career in Martin Lynch’s Pictures of Tomorrow when he played a partially paralysed Spanish

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Obituary: Carolyn Jones – ‘played alongside Olivier in The Dance of Death and later the villainous mother Ursula in The Archers’ by Michael Quinn

Although born in Vancouver, Canada, Carolyn Jones worked for a range of British institutions from the National Theatre to iconic television soaps

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Northern Irish Arts Council chief executive sues for age discrimination by Michael Quinn

The chief executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has begun legal proceedings against the body’s chairman and its parent organisation,

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Obituary: John Goodwin – ‘skilled editor and writer who transformed the theatre programme’ by Michael Quinn

John Goodwin’s leadership of the publicity departments of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre in their often controversial early years provided

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Obituary: Barry Chuckle – ‘one of the titans of children’s television’ by Michael Quinn

Despite his diminutive size, Barry Chuckle was one of the titans of children’s television over the last three decades. As one half

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Obituary: Bernard Hepton – ‘character actor of versatility and distinction’ by Michael Quinn

Appropriately enough for a character actor of versatility and distinction, Bernard Hepton filled many roles in a six-decade-long career that included memorable

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Obituary: Peter Clayton – ‘endlessly resourceful in connecting the right people to make things happen’ by Michael Quinn

Peter Clayton’s name was not one most theatregoers would have recognised, even though he was featured in GQ magazine’s list of the

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Obituary: Derrick O’Connor – ‘helped transform fringe theatre in the 1970s’ by Michael Quinn

Dublin-born and raised in London, Derrick O’Connor was part of the generation of actors who helped transform fringe theatre in the 1970s.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Obituary: Lorelei Lynn – ‘a flexible style that deftly integrated dance into theatre’ by Michael Quinn

Although Lorelei Lynn never achieved the celebrity of some of her choreographer peers, her long and varied career was notable for a

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Obituary: Hugh Clifford Stuckey – ‘Australia’s first TV comedy writer’ by Michael Quinn

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

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