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John Berry, artistic director of the English National Opera

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Tessa Ross shocks art world by stepping down as head of National Theatre

Her appointment had been hailed as a coup in some quarters

Michael Gambon and Dame Eileen Atkins in Beckett’s ‘All That Fall’ at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre in 2012

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The play was written for radio and Beckett never conceived of it as working in any other medium

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David Bowie stage show Lazarus boasts new songs that 'sound like classics'

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'My Mark' Donmar Warehouse Education Manager Sam Maynard with Spa Primary School pupils in County Down

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Lenny Henry presents the 2015 Olivier Awards

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