First Call, Last Call
Thursday 11 February 1999
HEAVY METAL band Kiss (right) will once again don their fright make-up and skin-tight costumes when they bring their music circus show to England in March. Nostalgia madness or a welcome come-back, the die- hard fans of this band, which first formed back in the mid-1970s, really don't care. With a string of hits to their name, Kiss are from the old school of heavy metal, now reconstructed with 1990s irony, of course.
Wembley Arena, London (0181-902 0902) 25 Mar
MICHAEL FRAYN'S Alarms and Excursions is a witty look at the problems arising from new technology. Ostensibly raising serious questions about whether gadgets and gizmos represent a genuine advance or are just a pain in the neck, this is a series of eight comic sketches that range from Nicky Henson and his confidence in tools, to Robert Bathurst wandering lost around Gatwick while his host scours Heathrow for him. This work offers an insight into the weaknesses in human nature and how we deal with failure, our insecurities and paranoia.
Gielguld Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1 (0171-494 5065) to 6 Mar
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Germanwings plane crash: Video shows co-pilot Andreas Lubitz learning to fly as a teenager
- 2 Germanwings crash: Captain of doomed plane was only 'on board because he changed job to spend more time with his children'
- 3 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
- 4 Germanwings plane crash: Transcript reveals passengers 'screamed for over five minutes' before plane crashed into mountain
- 5 Germanwings crash: 'Andreas Lubitz planned to marry pregnant girlfriend', claims German report
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Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
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JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew