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
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams cast in Channel 4 drama about cyber bullying
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea's 'Booty' music video is just a load of butts
Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written
The Walking Dead season 5 synopsis: Spoilers and existential questions revealed
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes