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Wednesday 19 November 1997
An evening in the life of an elderly couple is played out in The Chairs. As they spend the night contemplating half-remembered stories and private games, guests from their past begin to arrive, each needing a chair. This is the first major production in the UK of Eugene Ionesco's "tragic farce" in 40 years. Ends 20 December. Royal Court Theatre Downstairs at the Duke of York's, St Martin's Lane, 7:30pm. Tickets: pounds 10-19.50. Box office: 0171 565 5000.
The Liber Theatre Company is performing Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground. Tonight marks the first performance of Dostoyevsky's classic novella in its original and unaltered form since it was written in 1864. Runs until 14 December. Diorama Arts Centre, Studio Theatre, 34 Osnaburgh St, 8pm. Tickets: pounds 7. Booking: 0171-419 2000.
During the Pop Art era, Jim Dine's works largely involved things one might find in a hardware store: saws, hammers and screwdrivers, to name a few. He later became well known for his "gravure" print-making. But it's his recent experimentation with photography and digital image-making that are featured in Jim Dine: Photographs. Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 Cork Street, London. Information: 0171-439 1866. Until 23 December.
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