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Ningali Lawford-Wolf, star of The Secret River, dies aged 52 on tour 13 Aug 11:10pm Ningali Lawford-Wolf, star of The Secret River, dies aged 52 on tour
The highly regarded Indigenous performer of stage and screen died in Scotland while touring with the Sydney Theatre Company The Indigenous actor Ningali Lawford-Wolf and star of Sydney Theatre Company’s The Secret River has died at the age of 52 while on tour with the company in Scotland. Her family and STC issued a statement on Wednesday saying that Lawford-Wolf had died on Sunday. She had been reportedly been hospitalised over the weekend, her illness forcing the cancellation of two performances of The Secret River, which had been getting
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All bands on deck: aboard the Belle and Sebastian Med and music cruise 13 Aug 1:10pm All bands on deck: aboard the Belle and Sebastian Med and music cruise
Tempted by dolphins, flamingos, golden twilights and great bands, 2,000 fans signed up for Boaty Weekender, some coming from as far afield as New Zealand. Our writer joins them in the hot-tub ‘Dolphins!” yells Stuart Murdoch, springing across the top deck of the Norwegian Pearl. A pod has been spotted cresting the teal waters of the Mediterranean and the
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Alan Partridge saves Steve Coogan from lengthy driving ban 13 Aug 11:48am Alan Partridge saves Steve Coogan from lengthy driving ban
Actor barred for two months after arguing longer ban would mean cancelling new series Steve Coogan has escaped a lengthy driving ban after successfully arguing that a new series featuring his Alan Partridge character could not be filmed on public transport. The comedian was clocked driving his Porsche at 36mph in a 30mph zone close to his mansion in East Sussex, earning him a three-point endorsement on his driving licence. Because he already had nine points from previous offences he faced an automatic six-month ban.
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Met police officer appeared on Nigerian Big Brother without permission 13 Aug 9:54am Met police officer appeared on Nigerian Big Brother without permission
PC Khafi Kareem investigated after being granted unpaid leave for ‘unrelated reason’ A Metropolitan police officer is under investigation after appearing on Nigeria’s version of Big Brother despite being denied permission to do so. The force said PC Khafi Kareem, 29, had been granted unpaid leave for an “unrelated reason”.
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Woke up Broadway: the difficulty of updating stories for the stage 13 Aug 9:48am Woke up Broadway: the difficulty of updating stories for the stage
The uptick in hauling older scripts, from Tootsie to Moulin Rouge, to the stage has left playwrights with many hurdles Here is a question from
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Plácido Domingo accused of sexual harassment 13 Aug 8:20am Updated Plácido Domingo accused of sexual harassment
Allegations ‘deeply troubling’ – I believed my relationships were consensual, says opera star The opera singer Plácido Domingo has been accused by several women of sexual harassment. Eight singers and a dancer said they were sexually harassed by the Spanish tenor in incidents that spanned three decades from the late 1980s, Associated Press reported.
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Foyles sets up libraries for high-end retirement homes 13 Aug 7:34am Foyles sets up libraries for high-end retirement homes
The bookseller is moving into lending for the first time, supplying ‘hospitality-led’ luxury developments London book chain Foyles is to supply libraries to high-end retirement homes in a deal with a residential developer. The partnership with Elysian Residences will launch at its development in Stanmore, north-west London, when it opens later this year, with a mix of biographies, travel writing, novels and specialist books selected by Foyles. Residents at the development, which aims to combine “UK development expertise with a US hospitality-led approach to care”, will be able to borrow from a collection maintained and refreshed every quarter by the book chain. Foyles is being paid a lump sum for the work.
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One giant leap for Indian cinema: how Bollywood embraced sci-fi 13 Aug 6:04am One giant leap for Indian cinema: how Bollywood embraced sci-fi
As the country seeks to establish itself as a space power, audiences are developing an appetite for the extraterrestrial on the big screen
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Sequins, sporrans, lechery and lap-dancing: why The Lady Boys of Bangkok rule the fringe 13 Aug 1:00am Sequins, sporrans, lechery and lap-dancing: why The Lady Boys of Bangkok rule the fringe
Shunned by hipsters, adored by local Scots, they’re the fringe’s biggest show. How did this retro cocktail of cheesy euphoria become such a phenomenon? Friday night in Edinburgh and a troupe of transgender Thai showgirls and their kilted male friends – plus
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