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Thursday 21 January 1999
WHEN THE Marx Brothers gatecrashed a party in the Thirties film Animal Crackers, they gave a familiar comic situation a surreal twist. None of the original charm has been lost in this staging, with Ben Keaton, Joe Alessi, Toby Sedgwick and Jean Challis in the classic roles. Written by George Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, it features lyrics by Bert Kalmer and Harry Ruby, with additional songs by Chris Jordan. Emil Wolk and Gregory Hersov direct.
Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, London W1 (0171-494 5045) from 11 Mar
DESPITE THE fluffy blonde hair and ruffle shirts, English singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke (right) must be a tough cookie to have lasted 20 years in the rock business. She is best known as Elton John's protegee and for her hit single "Stay With Me 'till Dawn" in the Seventies, yet since then she has not been idle: all seven of her albums have reached the Top 40.
Varieties, Leeds (01132 430808) today; Wavendon Stables, Milton Keynes (01908 583928) Jan 30; Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (01203 524524) 1 Feb; Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven (01946 692422) 5 Feb; Cottier Theatre, Glasgow (0141-357 3868) 6 Feb, QEH, London (0171-960 4242) 8 Feb
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant