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Two Of A Kind

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Is there a doctor in the house, please?

PERFORMING ON the London stage has its downs as well as its ups for actors and dancers who tread the boards. A study of 20 West End productions found almost half the performers had suffered injuries and over 40 per cent of actors had been forced to miss at least one performance as a result.

On Song: The Lloyd Webber Story

Casting For a composer he sometimes displays a strange inability to recognise the musical demands of his roles. The vocally challenged Roger Moore quit Aspects of Love prior to the opening. Lloyd Webber sacked Faye Dunaway during rehearsals for Sunset Boulevard implying that her vocal chords were fadin' away. Unsurprisingly, she sued.

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A really useful half-century

That icon of classy composers Andrew Lloyd Webber is 50 years old. John Lyttle joins in the celebrations

Theatre: The Phantom lives on

Not the First Night

Reviews: Not the first night - Derailment at Victoria? Never

Almost fourteen years after this popular show first rolled into the Apollo Theatre, Robert Hanks makes a return journey on the 'Starlight Express'

A show of strength: Interview-Tara Fitzgerald

Star of BBC1's Christmas drama, Tara Fitzgerald says she's not good at playing victims. But she is pleased with the strength of her role in `The Woman in White'

`Starlight Express' dancer loses damages fight

A top dancer in the roller-skating musical Starlight Express yesterday lost her High Court damages action over an onstage fall which ended her career.

Books: Derail this stage-struck express

Michael Arditti argues that it's time to bring down the curtain on the cult of Stephen Daldry

Politics: Conservatives urged to win back lost youth or face extinction

The Tory leadership is so out of touch with young people that it thinks Jeffrey Archer and Andrew Lloyd-Webber speak for Britain's youth, according to four of the party's brightest brains. Fran Abrams looks at predictions that the Tories could disappear altogether if they do not modernise.

Concert Review: The show stopped with almost every number

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Don't sink overseas

Ian Hunter explains the hazards of taking employment abroad and how they can be avoided

Lloyd Webber lowers the curtain over pounds 10m loss

Andrew Lloyd Webber's company, the Really Useful Group, is expected to make a really embarrassing loss of as much as pounds 10m this year.
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