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Lenny Henry presents the 2015 Olivier Awards

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Angela Lansbury wins her first Olivier Award aged 89

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Pakistani Dancer Sheema Karmani is starring in a new play '12', rehearsing in south London

A dozen lives lost to honour killings are immortalised in dance by the Kali Theatre Company

Each year, 12 women are killed in Britain by relatives who think they have shamed the family. A new show honours them

Scott Baio and Florrie Dugger in the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone

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Ray Davies' musical Sunny Afternoon won the most awards at the Oliviers 2015

Oliviers 2015 as it happened: Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon wins big as Kevin Spacey honoured for work at Old Vic

The Young Vic outshined its sister theatre down the road

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Fake Shakespeare play Double Falsehood 'is genuine' after all

New claims that work discovered 300 years ago was actually written by the Bard

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British schools producing performers who 'lack skills' forcing choreographers to recruit overseas

Three of the leading dance choreographers in the UK have launched a blistering attack on the quality of dance education in this country

Groundhog Day musical: Tim Minchin to write lyrics with Matilda collaborators also attached

The team will work with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the Bafta-winning screenplay for Groundhog Day with Harold Ramis

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