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
Listen to his collaboration with Naughty Boymusic
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 4 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
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