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
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Sek, k'athjilari! (That’s “yes, definitely” to non-native speakers).TV
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