First Call, Last Call
Thursday 01 October 1998
THE FUSS over the Royal National Theatre hosting the all-singing, all- dancing Oklahoma! (right) - that the venue was more suited to heavier subjects than nimble dancers - was shouted down by the sell-out season this summer. Next year Trevor Nunn's production will transfer to the West End. Described as his greatest work, Rodgers and Hammerstein's story of Laurey and the two rivals for her affections should shine brightly nestled between familiar West End long-runners.
Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Street, London WC2 (0870 606 3446) opens 20 Jan
SOME PEOPLE think that John Otway has always wanted to be a star, but has made a career from his failure to be one. Otway never justified his stab at stardom that began with a larger record deal than those of The Clash, The Jam or The Sex Pistols. A one-hit wonder, his career disintegrated into a farce, with some fans now coming to concerts just to see his shambolic incompetence. This may go some way to explaining his enduring popularity among students, and why the up-coming concert is sponsored by Viz.
Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (0171-589 8212) 30 Oct
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
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Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
Mr Selfridge series 3: Actress Kara Tointon says 'we're starting to see his demise'
Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
V&A removes depiction of Prophet Mohamed from website amid 'severe security alert'
Game of Thrones season 5: IMAX releases new trailer with first look footage of Tyrion Lannister
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally