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With thousands of high quality newspages, The Stage Archive can be easily explored like never before. Read full pages or individual articles.

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Whether for research or pleasure, The Stage archive is a vault of in-depth information and trustworthy journalism. Articles uploaded include reviews, news articles, features, obituaries, adverts and letters.

  • Remember forgotten stories
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  • Read about your relatives and genealogy

"I couldn't be happier to have the full The Stage Archive available on the British Newspaper Archive. Their easy-to-use design means it's quicker and simpler than ever before to explore the wealth of information available in previous issues of The Stage."

 

Alistair Smith

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Launched in 1880, The Stage has covered every major event in the theatrical industry since its inception. There is no better theatrical resource than The Stage Archive.

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The advert that created The Spice Girls in The Stage, March 4, 1994.
The first front page of The Stage, February 1, 1880.
Paul Scofield and Simon Callow in the original production of Amadeus at the National Theatre in 1979.
The Stage front page June 22, 1995: "Staff warned in ENO drugs shock".
The Stage front page April 17, 1997: "Blair's vow to Stage readers".

Paul Scofield and Simon Callow in Amadeus at the National Theatre, 1979.

The advert that created The Spice Girls in The Stage, March 4, 1994.

The Stage front page June 22, 1995: "Staff warned in ENO drugs shock".

The Stage front page April 17, 1997: "Blair's vow to Stage readers".

The first front page of The Stage, February 1, 1880.

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