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
Review: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Stephen Fry ‘criticises Operation Yewtree in dinner party rant’ calling for tougher laws to deter false sex abuse allegations
- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
- 4 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 5 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action