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
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 3 Young Preston fan has play-off hero Jermaine Beckford's shirt stolen from him at Wembley - which then appears for sale on Gumtree
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 5 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people