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Charles Wood

(b. 1932)

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Cottesloe Theatre

Cottesloe Theatre  

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Smallest of the three playhouses which make up the National Theatre, opening in 1977. Named after the first Chairman of the South Bank Theatre Board, which is responsible for the ...
Fanny Whiteside Brough

Fanny Whiteside Brough  

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(1854–1914),English actress daughter of the dramatist Robert Brough (1828–60) and niece of Lionel (below). She made her first appearance in Manchester in 1869 in a pantomime written by Lionel's ...
Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson  

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(1936– )British actress who made her name on stage, screen, and television before entering national politics in the 1990s.Glenda Jackson was born in Birkenhead; after working in a chemist's shop she ...
John Mills

John Mills  

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(b. North Elham, Suffolk, 22 Feb. 1908)Stage and film actor. Mills started as a music hall song and dance man, and turned actor in 1929, becoming popular in comedy ...
Michael Codron

Michael Codron  

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(1930– )British producer with a reputation built on supporting the work of new writers in the 1960s. In 1958 he produced plays by John Mortimer and Harold Pinter, while later ...
Richard Eyre

Richard Eyre  

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(b. Barnstaple, Devon, 28 March 1943)Director. Eyre worked at the Phoenix, Leicester, and then the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, becoming director of productions in 1970 and staging fine versions of ...
Sheila Hancock

Sheila Hancock  

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(1933– )English performer. An assured comedienne and fine dramatic actress, Hancock first made her name in television in the sitcom The Rag Trade (1961–3). She appeared in the West End ...
Walnut Street Theatre

Walnut Street Theatre  

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Philadelphia, oldest playhouse in the USA. Originally built as a circus in 1809, it was first used as a theatre two years later, competing with the Chestnut Street Theatre and ...

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