First Call, Last Call
Thursday 25 February 1999
LONDON'S THEATRES continue to attract Hollywood stars, the latest arrivals being Richard Dreyfuss (right) and Marsha Mason. The Prisoner of Second Avenue, written by Mason's ex-husband, Neil Simon, focuses on people failing to cope with an increasingly materialistic and financially oppressive world. Since Dreyfuss and Mason both won awards for a previous collaboration - Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl - this has all the makings of a powerful theatrical production.
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London SW1 (0171-930 8800) to 19 Jul
THE ICELANDIC collective Gusgus dabble in music as well as art, film- making and literature. Since their UK debut a couple of years ago, they have been style magazine staples, and even reached the heights of inspiration by coining the term "ice-hop". They are not quite the successors to Bjork, but are definitely ones to watch. This one-off gig gives them a chance to showcase their third album, intriguingly titled This is Normal. With guest DJs Tim Love Lee and 16B.
University of London Union, Mallet Street, London WC1 (0171-664 2030) tomorrow
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