New Theatre Dames: Penelope Keith, Angela Lansbury join New Year Honours 2014

The UK’s New Year Honours list has been announced and a number of high-profile West End, theatre and arts people have been honoured.

Highlights of this year’s list include West End producer Michael Codron, actresses Penelope Keith and Angela Lansbury, The Phantom of the Opera choreographer Gillian Lynne, former artistic director of the Royal Court Dominic Cooke and Cameron Mackintosh’s right-hand man Nick Allott.