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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Piccadilly theatre evacuated after ceiling collapses during show by Press Association

Four theatregoers taken to hospital after incident during Death of a Salesman stage show A theatre in the West End of London has been evacuated after part of its ceiling collapsed during a s…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay wins the PEN Pinter prize by Press Association

Judges laud ability to forge beautiful words from sorrows as he sees it as sign to continue Lemn Sissay has won the PEN Pinter prize, set up in memory of playwright Harold Pinter. Sissay, 52…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Comedian Jeremy Hardy dies of cancer aged 57 by Press Association

Hardy was a regular on BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and wrote for the GuardianThe comedian Jeremy Hardy has died of cancer aged 57, his publicist Amanda Emery said.Hardy, w…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Rob Delaney reveals birth of fourth child months after son's death by Press Association

Catastrophe star spoke publicly about death of two-year-old Henry in effort to ‘destigmatise grief’The American actor and comedian Rob Delaney has revealed that his wife gave birth to th…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Bob Mortimer: my doctor said I'd have a heart attack on stage by Press Association

Comedian reveals his heart was 95% blocked before triple bypass surgery in 2015The comedian Bob Mortimer has revealed a doctor told him that he risked having a heart attack on stage had he a…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Michael McIntyre says Dublin gig days after robbery was 'touch and go' by Press Association

Comedian attacked by men on mopeds thanks fans for being ‘amazingly supportive’Michael McIntyre has thanked his “amazingly supportive” fans during his first show since being robbed b…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Orlando Bloom to return to West End to play hit man in Killer Joe by Press Association

The Lord of the Rings actor will star in Tracy Letts’ ‘adrenaline-fuelled’ 1993 play this summerOrlando Bloom will return to the West End to portray a policeman who moonlights as a con…

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies aged 90 by Press Association

The Liverpudlian comic was ‘one of the last of the music hall greats’, his publicist says The comedy legend, Sir Ken Dodd, has died at the age of 90, his publicist has said. Related: Ken…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Rob Delaney announces death of two-year-old son from cancer by Press Association

Catastrophe actor and writer says Henry died in January and writes: ‘I will endeavour not to go mad with grief’Actor and writer Rob Delaney has announced the death of his two-year-old so…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

'It’s messy': Gormley dance show uses three tonnes of clay by Press Association

Dancers at Sadler’s Wells to grapple with clay in work co-created by Antony GormleyDancers on the London stage will grapple with more than three tonnes of clay in a new work co-created by …

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

A third of theatre workers have been sexually harassed, says poll by Press Association

Stage newspaper’s survey in wake of Kevin Spacey allegations also reveals 67% did not report harassment or bullyingAlmost a third of theatre professionals in the UK have experienced sexual…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Royal Court reverses decision to cancel Rita, Sue and Bob Too by Press Association

Accusations of censorship prompt the theatre to go back on its cancellation and invite the production to return for its runThe Royal Court has backed out of a decision to cancel a production…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Andrew Garfield and Glenda Jackson among Evening Standard nominees by Press Association

Spider-Man star and Oscar-winning former politician are up for top theatre awards, while The Ferryman leads the pack with four nominations The Sherlock star Andrew Scott and the Oscar-nomina…

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Sir Lenny Henry leads tributes to 'one of the best' Larrington Walker by Press Association

Jamaican-born actor, whose television career included The Bill and Inspector Morse, has died aged 70Sir Lenny Henry has led tributes to the actor Larrington Walker, who died at the weekend a…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Conchita Wurst cancels Edinburgh festival show after band denied visas by Press Association

Eurovision-winning Austrian drag queen was due to perform at festival but band members, who are from Syria, denied visasEurovision song contest winner Conchita Wurst has cancelled her perfor…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Britain's Got Talent final is Saturday's most watched programme by Press Association

ITV1 talent show, won by pianist Tokio Myers, seen by an average of 8.2 million viewersThe Britain’s Got Talent final was the most-watched TV programme on Saturday night, with five million…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

David Storey, author of This Sporting Life, dies aged 83 by Press Association

The novelist, playwright and screenwriter won the Booker prize in 1976 for SavilleThis Sporting Life and Saville writer David Storey has died at the age of 83.Storey wrote a string of award-…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Miranda Hart to make West End debut in Annie musical by Press Association

Call the Midwife actor to play ‘dream role’ as orphanage owner Miss Hannigan at Piccadilly Theatre in London later this year Miranda Hart will make her West End theatre debut in her “d…

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Fez, museum. Museum, fez: Tommy Cooper's hat appears at V&A by Press Association

Comic and magician’s trademark headgear joins collection of memorabilia including jokes, props, posters and contractsTommy Cooper’s famous red fez is to go on display at the Victoria and…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Ron Moody, actor who played Fagin in Oliver! musical, dies aged 91 by Press Association

Oscar-nominated star appeared in stage and screen versions of Lionel Bart’s Dickens adaptation• ObituaryThe actor Ron Moody, best known for playing Fagin in the hit film version of Lione…

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child could soon go worldwide, says JK Rowling by Press Association

As play opens in the West End of London, author says she expects it could be destined for Broadway and beyond to reach as many Potter fans as possible As Harry Potter and the Cursed Child op…

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Emma Watson praises Noma Dumezweni's Hermione by Press Association

‘Meeting Noma was like meeting my older self,’ says the actor after seeing JK Rowling’s stage play in London’s West EndEmma Watson has said she felt as if she was “meeting her olde…

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Teen in hospital after plunge from Blackpool's Grand Theatre balcony by Press Association

Eighteen-year-old recovering in Royal Preston hospital after Thursday evening incident which cancelled performanceAn 18-year-old man is recovering in hospital after falling from the balcony …

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Leona Lewis to replace Nicole Scherzinger in Cats musical by Press Association

The X Factor winner will take over the Pussycat Doll’s role as Grizabella in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicalThe X Factor winner Leona Lewis will replace Nicole Sche…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rebel Wilson to make West End debut in Guys and Dolls by Press Association

‘Hopefully I’ll crush it,’ says the Pitch Perfect film star, who will play the part of Miss Adelaide for eight weeks at London’s Phoenix theatreThe Australian actor Rebel Wilson is h…

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Bio-banding could cut risk of injury for ballet dancers, says study by Press Association

Grouping dancers by physical maturity rather than age could better equip late-maturing girls to deal with intense trainingGrouping young ballet dancers by their developmental rather than chr…

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Actors criticise new GCSE drama courses that cut out live theatre by Press Association

David Harewood, Zoe Wanamaker and others attack new syllabuses that let pupils analyse a digital recording insteadSome of Britain’s top actors have attacked new GCSE drama courses that do …

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Idris Elba expresses desire to perform in musicals by Press Association

Luther star said he doesn’t know if he has ‘got the chops to sing’, but would nevertheless like to explore stageActor Idris Elba has revealed a surprising project on his wish list: doi…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Playwright Shelagh Delaney dies by Press Association

Writer, 71, who made her name with A Taste of Honey had cancer, agent saysThe playwright Shelagh Delaney, best known for her 1958 play A Taste of Honey, has died at the age of 71.Delaney's a…

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shakespeare first folio discovered at stately home on Scottish island by Press Association

Rare book containing 36 plays published in 1623 had been in library at Mount Stuart on Isle of Bute for more than 100 years A copy of Shakespeare’s first folio – a book containing 36 of …

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Magician Paul Daniels cuts off finger with circular saw by Press Association

Entertainer severs index finger, which surgeons reattach, but loses top of third finger in mishap whle building propsThe magician Paul Daniels has told how he accidentally sliced off a finge…

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