First Call, Last Call
Friday 04 December 1998
PIERRE MARIVAUX'S psychological insights and sophisticated plots, have only recently been considered alongside the work of other great French dramatists such as Moliere and Racine. Originally trained as a journalist, his writing style is exemplified in The Dispute, an exploration of four children who have been locked away in complete isolation since birth and then are released into the world.
Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, London W6 (0181-741 2311) opens 15 Feb
BJORN AGAIN (right) are one of the most popular tribute bands around today, with their precise reproduction of mannerisms, dance routines and vocals of the Swedish quartet Abba. Their act is a celebration of the Seventies complete with ridiculous wigs, tight clothes and extravagant make-up. Ten years on, there's no sign of "Dancing Queen" losing its appeal.
Town and Country Club, Leeds (0113-280 0100) 8 Dec; Barrowlands, Glasgow (0141-552 4601) 10 Dec; The Caird Hall, Dundee (01382 434940) 11 Dec; Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (0141-248 3000) 12 & 13 Dec; Playhouse, Edinburgh (0131-557 2590) 14 Dec
Review: Of Mice and Men
By opportunistic local hoping to exhibit the work
Fans will be hoping the role finally wins him an Oscar
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Finnish Postal Service praises the 'self irony and humour' of the drawings
The actor has confessed to his own insecurities
Allotments are the focus of a new reality show
Arts & Ents blogs
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict
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- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
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- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Shropshire criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers