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The known quantity is a factor that London theatre has a depressing habit of unduly relying upon.  Think of all those screen-to-stage adaptations that angle to clean up at the box office by feeding audiences with the safely familiar or the slew of preview pieces that these days excessively prime punters on what to anticipate. 

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Theatre: A little black mischief

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Arts: Incredible string band

Classical music with dance and mime? Meet the Gogmagogs, where virtuosity gets physical.

Books: Fine art of friendship

Richard Eyre acclaims a memoir of the agent who outshone her stars; Love Is Where It Falls by Simon Callow Nick Hern Books, pounds 14.99, 214pp

A woman of her age

Ever since she was young, writer Carole Hayman has kicked against convention. At 52, she has no plans to grow old gracefully. By Angela Neustatter

Arst: Bio-drama greats: from Henry VI to Anita Harris

Terry Johnson's Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick contains veiled portraits of Sid James, Kenneth Williams and Barbara Windsor. So what's new?

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From waitress to doyenne of the American short story. Christie Hickman meets Deborah Eisenberg

Just not our class, dear

A lawyer weds a plumber. So who cares? Probably both their families, reports Angela Neustatter. Background, it seems, still counts

Theatre Review: At a wonderful loss for words

Blue Heart

CURTAIN CALLS: Reviews

Blue Heart

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Age: 32.

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