It has been announced that Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield will present a new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, based on the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series that followed t...
THEATRE PEOPLE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST 2006
THEATRE PEOPLE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST
Theatre people in the New Year Honours List include actress Imelda Staunton (OBE); Playwright Arnold Wesker (knighted)
Imelda Staunton's (OBE) won a Bafta for her role as Vera Drake in Mike Leigh's Oscar-nominated film in February 2005. Her London stage credits include "Guys and Dolls" at the National in 1996; " Habeas Corpus" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1996; "Life x 3 " at the National in 2000 & Old Vic in 2001; "Calico" at the Duke of York's in 2004.
Playwright Arnold Wesker is knighted. Born 24 May 1932, he is a prolific British dramatist known for his contributions to kitchen sink drama. He is the author of 42 plays, 4 volumes of short stories, 2 volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a children's book, extensive journalism, poetry and other assorted writings. His plays have been translated into 17 languages and performed world-wide. His play "Chips with Everything" was at the National Theatre in 1997.