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Albert Finney

Albert Finney  

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(1936– )English actor. One of the young, rough-edged regional actors of the English new wave theatre, Finney has proven to be a versatile performer in classical and comic roles. After ...
Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre  

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London, in Shaftesbury Avenue, seating 796 in three tiers, opened in 1901 with a musical comedy, The Belle of Bohemia. Although it was a failure, later productions had good runs ...
Barbican

Barbican  

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The complex of high-rise buildings around the Barbican Centre in the City of London. A barbican is the outer defence of a city or castle, especially a double tower above a gate or drawbridge; it is ...
Billie Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw  

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(b. Coventry, 6 June 1932)Actress. The leading English-speaking interpreter of Samuel Beckett's dramas, she performed, at the Royal Court or the National Theatre, in Play (1964), Not I (1973) ...
Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic  

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A leading repertory company, established by the Arts Council in conjunction with London's Old Vic in 1946 at the Theatre Royal, Bristol (built 1766). Since then it has presented a ...
Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Brooks Atkinson Theatre  

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(New York).Opening in 1926 as the Mansfield Theatre, the wide and practical theatre was built by the enterprising Chanin Brothers on West 47th Street and named after the celebrated ...
Citizens Theatre

Citizens Theatre  

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Founded in Glasgow in 1943 by Bridie, the ‘Citz’ took over the Royal Princess's, a Victorian theatre in the Gorbals, a notorious district south of the River Clyde. Although Bridie ...
Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre  

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London, in Panton Street, off the Haymarket. This theatre, seating 820 on four tiers, opened in 1881 and housed a series of light operas until in 1887 Beerbohm Tree took ...
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg  

AT: Funny Turns A: Peter Nichols Pf: 1967, Glasgow Pb: 1967 G: Drama in 2 acts S: Living room of Bri and Sheila's home, England, 1960s C: 2m, 3f, 1 child (f)Joe Egg is the affectionately mocking name ...
Denis Quilley

Denis Quilley  

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(1927– )English actor. Quilley began his career while still a teenager at the Birmingham Rep, later joining the Old Vic and John Neville's company at Nottingham. A succession of West ...
Eileen Atkins

Eileen Atkins  

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(b. London, 16 June 1934)Actress. Her early career was transformed by her award-winning performance as Childie in Frank Marcus's The Killing of Sister George (1965), in which her wayward ...
ENSA

ENSA  

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Formed by Basil Dean in 1938–9 to provide entertainment for British and Allied military personnel and war workers, ENSA presented some 2.5 million shows for audiences of over 300 million ...
Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre  

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A small theatre, formerly a chapel, opened for the presentation of serious contemporary works in 1964 by three ex-Birmingham University students, Terry Hands, Peter James and Martin Jenkins, as an ...
Frith Banbury

Frith Banbury  

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(1912–2008),English actor, manager, and director, who made his first appearance on the stage in 1933, and played a wide variety of parts, both in straight plays and revues, before ...
Geraldine McEwan

Geraldine McEwan  

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(1932– )English actress. Early in her career McEwan was in the company of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, appearing as Jean Rice in Osborne's The Entertainer (1957), Olivia (1957, 1960), Beatrice ...
Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Theatre  

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London. 1. The first permanent theatre in Greenwich was opened in 1709, probably in Church Street. Colley Cibber's Love Makes a Man is known to have been produced there the ...
Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller  

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(b. London, 21 July 1934)Director and author. Miller qualified as a medical doctor at Cambridge, co-authored and appeared in the revue Beyond the Fringe (Edinburgh Festival, 1960; West End ...
Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan  

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(1927–80),dramatic critic, educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He wrote for various papers, most influentially for the Observer (1954–63), and championed the plays of Osborne, Wesker, Delaney, ...
Longacre Theatre

Longacre Theatre  

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(New York).Named after nearby Longacre Square, this theatre on West 48th Street retained the name even after the crossroads area was changed to Times Square. The 1,400‐seat playhouse was ...
Margaret Forster

Margaret Forster  

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(1938– ),novelist and biographer, born in Carlisle, educated at Somerville College, Oxford. Her first novel, Dames' Delight (1964), was followed by the highly successful Georgy Girl (1965, film ...

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