First Call, Last Call
Thursday 18 February 1999
ALANIS MORISSETTE (right) will perform five UK concerts in July. Since she signed to Madonna's Maverick label, Morissette has transformed herself from Canadian teen pop star to 1990s adult icon, forming an impressive songwriting team with Glen Ballard. The tour follows the 1998 release of Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, and her loyal fans will no doubt fill the stadium venues with ease.
Telewest Arena, Newcastle (0191-401 8000) 6 Jul; Evening News Arena, Manchester (0161-930 8000) 8 Jul; NEC, Birmingham (0121-780 4133) 9 Jul; Wembley Arena, London (0181-902 8833) 14-15 Jul
ADAPTED FOR the stage from Victoria Wood's TV drama, Pat and Margaret focuses on the life and loves of two northern sisters, characters originally played by Julie Walters and Wood herself. Pat (Christine Mackie) is the star of an American soap, has three houses, a pool and a convertible. Margaret (Christine Moore) lives in a bedsit and works in a motorway cafe. This poignant play explores the lives of two very different women.
Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton (01204 520661) to 20 Feb
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'