First Call, Last Call
Monday 01 February 1999
LONDON'S 21ST International Mime Festival may have ended, but it will still be possible to enjoy Derevo's Once for a little longer as it returns to the capital for a short West End run. This romantic tale of lost love sees the Russian troupe creating characters as diverse as Cupid and a nightclub bouncer in order to illustrate the humour within human tragedy. Following its sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, tickets for this mimed marvel will be like gold dust, so act fast for a night of enchantment.
Hackney Empire, London E8 (0181-985 8844) 27 Apr to 8 May
Partly influenced by the experiences of William Golding (right) in the Royal Navy during the Second World War (and also by his time as a teacher), Lord of the Flies, the Nobel-winning tale of schoolboys reverting to savagery when marooned on a tropical island, remains horribly shocking. Pilot Theatre's current production updates the 1950s play, using a stark and modern set, and putting a slightly different spin on matters than appears in GCSE text books. Adapted by Nigel Williams, directed by Marcus Romer, and designed by Ali Allen and Marise Rose.
Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, London W6 (0181-741 2311) to 6 Feb
game of thrones reviewWarning: spoilers
North London meets The Exorcist in eerie suburban drama
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 The top 50 cities for young people to live in
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
The C-Word - review: Sheridan Smith shines in a warm, honest adaptation of Lisa Lynch's book about living with cancer
X-Men Apocalypse: First look at Jubilee and Jean Grey played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner
American Horror Story: Hotel Angela Bassett set to make 'lots of trouble' with Lady Gaga in season 5
Game of Thrones season 5 episode 4 - review: Sansa is in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six: Make-up 'used to darken skin of actors to make them look Native American'
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils