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
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now
Laurie Lee's Rosie: What is it like to inspire a writer's work and be immortalised forever on the page?
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
Doctor Who series 8: Time Heist pictures revealed ahead of episode 5
The Walking Dead season 5 air date, trailer and season 4 recap
Star Wars 7 leaked set photo of Adam Driver changes everything
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'