Carol Carver - Theatre critic, Ipswich Evening Star, who was a great character

Family,
friends and Ipswich’s theatrical community mourned the death of the
Evening Star’s long-serving theatre critic Carol Carver.

The
68-year-old was a former chief sub-editor of the Star, but it was the
theatre that was the love of her life and she was a keen supporter of
amateur and professional productions in the area.

She died after a long illness – but she retained a keen interest in the theatre until the end.

Evening
Star editor Nigel Pickover said: “Carol had a great enthusiasm for the
craft of journalism. She was redoubtable and didn’t take fools gladly.”

Deputy
editor Mike Pennock added: “Staff at the Evening Star were very sorry
to hear of Carol’s death and we send our sympathies to her family and
friends.

“Carol was a great character in the newsroom – a real
stickler for accuracy and clarity in writing. Her work as a theatre
critic was highly valued and always entertaining – she will be sadly
missed by all in the amateur dramatic community.”

Carol’s son,
Stephen Askill, said: “She came to the area with her second husband,
Bill, in 1976. The theatre was the love of her life.”

Former
Evening Star editor David Henshall said: “We have lost a great friend
and loyal colleague who had the most wonderful sense of humour which
she retained in the face of physical pain.”

Evening Star, Ipswich

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