George McFall, former Gaiety stage manager: “Louis Elliman (former managing director who died in 1965) has been seen several times.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Agatha Christie’s whodunnit The Mousetrap might have been running in London’s West End for roughly a thousand years now, but Susan Hill’s ghost story,(...)

Mary Connolly: Discovered busking in Dublin, she sold 64,000 tickets to 28 shows at the  Empire Theatre (now the Olympia),  breaking box office records and saving the theatre from bankruptcy and demolition.

On Sunday June 3rd, 1917, a desperate young woman arrived at Ailesbury Road, Dublin, from a Dorset Street tenement. For months, carefully concealing h(...)