‘You always want to be the baddies, as well. Well, he’s not a baddie but he’s not the most lovable.’ Michael Ball on playing Mack Sennett in Mack and Mabel. Photograph: Manuel Harlan

In June this year, Michael Ball was awarded an OBE for his services to musical theatre. It’s been 30 years since he made his West End debut as Mari(...)

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Up close and personal: Dawn French’s solo show delves deep into her family life

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