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
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?
- 4 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 5 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
Black Mirror Christmas special: Jon Hamm episode will see people 'blocked' in real life
True Detective series 2: Rachel McAdams cast in female lead as 'no-nonsense' detective
Zoella: YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg's debut novel expected to become overnight bestseller
Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
Posh People: Inside Tatler, BBC2 - TV review: Fundamentally not just about posh people
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict