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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
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Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
- 2 McKamey Manor: This 'extreme' haunted house is the stuff of nightmares
- 3 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 4 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 5 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
Pottermore: JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter story featuring 'greying' 33-year-old wizard
JK Rowling to publish new Harry Potter story online for Halloween
Fury, film review: Brad Pitt stars in visceral and brutally ugly drama that reminds us war is hell
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts