Princess Margaret's Death a Loss for the Theatre

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The death of Princess Margaret has deprived London theatre of one of its greatest Royal supporters.

The late princess was a devotee of ballet, and of the Royal Ballet in particular, but she moved in many artistic circles, including the theatre.

Coming from a culture where the theatre was looked on as either duty - Royal Variety Performances, dutiful trips to the occasional Shakespeare, appearances at the shorter operas - or as light relief, she had the breadth and depth of artistic interests to take in a variety of stage shows as well.

—by Paul Webb Theatrenow