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
There’s revolution in the air, but one lady’s not for turningTV
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 3 What are your fingerprint words?
- 4 Gary Lineker involved in Twitter row after presenter rubbishes claims he will be warned by BBC over foul-mouthed tweets
- 5 Pink Floyd new album: Band unveil cover art for first record in 20 years
Downton Abbey fans unimpressed by Kindle sponsorship adverts
Thomas Heatherwick creates gin palace with a fantastical Willy Wonka vibe
Idris Elba 'absolutely' wants to play James Bond
Cilla, episode 2, ITV, review: Sheridan Smith continues to shine
Kendrick Lamar: New song 'i' released on Soundcloud sampling Isley Brothers - listen here
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books