P621 ORACLE 621 Sat29 Jul C4 2203:03  2/7      by Serena Hennessy  SLEEP DANCES ON Well, it's a gentleman's privilege to change his mind! Wayne Sleep, who announced his intention to retire from dancing not long ago, is to be recalled to London's Royal Opera House as guest principal dancer. Negotiations are also under way to take his current show Bits and Pieces to New York - which will be the 41-year-old dancer's US debut. Meanwhile, he is working on some exercise videos for men. They're said to be less strenuous than aerobics, being based on ballet exercises. more follows > Reviews Index 620 Movies 622/23 New Movies Local Movies New Plays BSVs
P621 ORACLE 621 Sat29 Jul C4 2207:10  3/7      by Serena Hennessy  NEW ROSE PROTEST News that Southwark Council's planning committee had given permission for a giant office block on stilts to be built over the site of the Shakespearean Rose Theatre has met with a fresh wave of protests. The Rose Theatre Trust, set up to fight for the remains to be preserved in the best possible condition, has called on new Environment Minister, Chris Patten, to step in to save the Rose. Southwark councillors deplored the lack of guidance from the previous Secretary of State, Nicholas Ridley. more > Reviews Index 620 Movies 622/23 New Movies Local Movies New Plays BSVs
P621 ORACLE 621 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:10  5/7      by Serena Hennessy  NO CELESTINA FOR LADY OLIVIER Lord Olivier's widow the actress Joan Plowright has cancelled plans to appear at the National Theatre this autumn. She was to have played the title role in Celestina - a play by Spanish writer Fernando de Rojas, due to go into rehearsal in mid-September for a November opening. But her recent bereavement and the demands of administering Lord Olivier's estate have left her feeling unable to tackle a major theatrical role. The NT plans to reschedule the play for about a year's time. more > Reviews News 620 Film Reviews 622 New Movies Local Movies New Plays BSVs
P621 ORACLE 621 Sat29 Jul C4 2210:10  6/7      by Serena Hennessy  TOO TOO SOLID? Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Hamlet with Daniel Day Lewis in the title role opened on Thursday night in Dubrovnik to further ovations. But mounting the production in the 14th Century Fort Lovrjenac was not without its problems. One of them was the ghost. The ghost of Hamlet's father, a crucial role you will recall, is played by a 20ft high moulded plastic statue. And the only entrance to the fort is 6ft high. Eventually the statue was airlifted in by helicopter. more > Reviews News 620 Film Reviews 622 New Movies Local Movies New Plays BSVs
P621 ORACLE 621 Sat29 Jul C4 2203:11  1/7      by Serena Hennessy  REX IN A NEW STARRING ROLE Veteran actor Rex Harrison found himself in a new award-winning role last Tuesday when he attended the Queen at Buckingham Palace to receive his Knighthood. Sir Reginald - for so he was dubbed, that being his given name - said afterwards "I think it is marvellous, I love all the ceremony." Sir Rex, as no doubt we will call him, is off to Broadway soon where he is to star in the Somerset Maugham comedy The Circle. Not bad for 81! more > News updated every Tues and Fri HOUSES FOR SALE IN YOUR AREA 281 New Movies Local Movies New Plays BSVs
P621 ORACLE 621 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:00  4/7      by Serena Hennessy  THEATRE NEWS.. A new play from John Osborne is in the pipeline for production in London either later in 1989 or early 1990. It's called Deja Vu and deals with the relationships between two men in their 40s and two women in their early 20s. Producer Robert Fox hopes to get Tony Richardson to direct. Could 1990 also be the year we see Rudolf Nureyev treading the boards in the role the late Yul Brynner made his own? The words "Shall We Dance?" take on a whole new meaning when you visualise Rudi playing the title role in The King And I. more > Reviews News 620 Film Reviews 622 New Movies Local Movies New Plays BSVs
P621 ORACLE 621 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:00  7/7      by Juliet Elliston  NEW FILM RATING Film censors are introducing a new "12" category for films - and Batman, out in the UK from August 11, will be the first to receive it. The new rating from the British Board of Film Classification will cover movies not considered suitable for children aged 11 and below. It has been operating on trial since March in the London Borough of Westmister, where Madame Sousatzka was classified "12". The new "12" films will include those where the subject or treatment makes them too frightening for younger children. more > News updated every Tuesday and Friday New Movies Local Movies New Plays BSVs