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
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 2 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 3 Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a 'meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original'
- 4 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 5 Israel-Gaza conflict: Deadly flechette shells 'used by Israeli military in Gaza Strip’
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley star in trailer for new Alan Turing film The Imitation Game
Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a 'meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original'
It looks like Krusty the Clown is the major Simpsons character death
Star Wars 7: Plot details 'leak', with sequel's opening sequence and premise revealed
Panic! At The Disco donate $1000 to gay rights group after Westboro Baptist Church picket
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains