First Call, Last Call
Wednesday 17 February 1999
SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN is usually best left alone. How many of you found it necessary to sit through the entire four and a half hours of Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet? There are outstanding exceptions - Ian McKellen's Richard III and Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann but, Shakespeare in Love notwithstanding, the Bard is best on stage. Which brings us to Rufus Sewell (right). Best known for looming out of the screen at a cinema near you, he'll soon be using his considerable stage experience to maximum effect in a new production of Macbeth.
Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1 (0171-494 5040) opens 3 Mar
JONATHAN RICHMAN will be singing about unusual subjects such as "I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar", when he plays a few dates at the Jazz Cafe this week. The maverick singer/songwriter was last seen dressed as a minstrel in the Hollywood farce, There's Something About Mary. Now back to doing what he does best, Richman is promoting I'm So Confused, his 14th solo album. Known to be fond of ad-lib, these live shows promise to be as full of surprises as his song titles.
Jazz Cafe, London NW1 (0171-916 6060) tonight to 19 Feb
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Germanwings Q&A: Why would the cockpit door have been locked and would there have been no way to get in?
- 2 Andreas Lubitz: Who is Germanwings co-pilot who 'locked out captain and crashed flight 9525'?
- 3 JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
- 4 Germanwings crash: Descent may have been 'deliberate, suicidal choice' by pilot, claims experts
- 5 Woman held in psychiatric ward after (correctly) saying Obama follows her on Twitter
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Jeremy Clarkson says it 'isn't hard' to create another Top Gear
Mark Gatiss on playing 'prince of darkness' Peter Mandelson in Channel 4's Coalition
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Zayn Malik quits 1D: One Direction fans compare Perrie Edwards to Yoko Ono
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Council tenant wins right not to be sent to Milton Keynes