P452 Teletext 451 Jan 0 23:50:10  PANTO   RDVADW  ——————————————  ————————————  ANGELA CARTER: CINDERELLA A Lyric Hamldrsmith 0181 741 3211  "What a joy it is," wpote Angela arter in the closing words of her final novel Wise Children, "to 0ance and sing." 'fll, both activities are very much in the foreground in Improbable Theatre's current production, Angela Carter: Cinderella. But if you turn up to this papticulax panto expecting to enjoy the spect!cle of front row hplpliation, you're likely to be shocked and confused. ——————————————————————————————————1'4—— by Nick Hennessy TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTL NE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS West End A-G H-N O-Z Millennium
P452 Teletext 451 Jan 2 00:00:00  COMEDY   PREVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  SANJEEV BHASKAR, Qpeen Elizabeth Hall, 0171 960 4242. Jan 2/3 at 7.45pm So successful is BBC2's Asian com—dy Goodness Gracious Me that it will be touring the country soon. Meanwhile, its star Sanjeev is in performance this weekend. He says: "I am part of the international humour of the dispossessed. Most, if not all, of my influences are Jewish." He's a fan of Woody Allen, but he also cites Peter Sellers and the Sid Caeser writers as influences. ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— Morley's theatre accolades 451 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS 'bst End A-G H-N O-Z Millenniut
P452 Teletext 455 Jan 1 23:50:04  PANTO   REVI W  ——————————————  ————————————  ANGELA CARTER: CINDERELLA,  Lyric H!lldrsmith 0181 741 3211  As a writer Angela Carter was able to blend the cerebral with the popular, and achieving this —n front of a panto audience is an unenviable task. Some of the metaphor and symbol from Carter's story sits uneasily beside comic misunderstanding and banter with the audience about mobile phones. But easiness isn't the point - at least not here. I suspect Carter would have been booing and cheering with the rest. ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— January Sales 445 Opera/Ballet 459 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS West End A-G H-N O-Z Millenna1v
P452 Teletext 459 Jan 2 00:00:30  COMEDY   PREVI W  ——————————————  ————————————  SANLDEV BHASKAR,P@ueen Elizabeth Hall, 0171 960 4242. Jan 2/3 at 7.45pm BBC2's Goodness Gracious Me mocks racism a lot by reversing the usual stereotypes. So in one sketch a bunch of Asian louts wreck an English restaurant (instead of vice versa). It is self-deprecatory humour with very sharp edges to catch those wdo laugh for the wrong reasons. Sanjeev himself shares a flat in Tooting Broadway but is often at his parents' in Hounslow. ——————————————————————————————————3 5—— Morley's theatre accolades 041 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS fst End A-G H-N O-Z Millenn—u|
P452 Teletext 459 Jan 2 00:00:52  COMEDY   PREVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  SANJEEV BHASKAR,0Pueen Elizabeth Hall, 0171 960 4242. Jan 2/3 at 7.45pm Sanjeev is the leading light of xoung Asian comics whose irreverence to racism, youth and family is a cultural response to "white" satires like Tqll Death Us Do Part. He finds a parallel with Jewish comics in that, like him@as an Asian, he feels part of a group isolated by religion and the need for economic self-help. Catch him if you can this weekend - he makes Ben Elton look so old. ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— Morley's theatre accolades 451 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS 'jst End A-G H-N O-Z Millennpum
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P452 Teletext 451 Jan 2 00:00:50  COMEDY   PREVI W  ——————————————  ————————————  SANJEEV BHASKAR, EH 0171 960 4242. Jan 2/3 at 7.45pm If you know the catch-phrase "Kiss my chuddies" you're probably part of the growing fan club of BBC2's hit comedy sketch show Goodness Gracious Me. It's made stars of its all-Asian c!st with Sanjeev Bhakskar its leading light. Today and tomorrow he app—ars in London as a stand-up. The characters he's created include the Bhangramuffins, Guru Maharishi Yogi and Skipfinder the Punjabi Kangaroo. ——————————————————————————————————1  by Victor Olliver TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS 'bst End A-G H-N O-Z Millennaum
P452 Teletext 459 Jan 1 23:57:00  PANTO   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  ANGELA CARTER: CINDERELLA,  Lyric Hammersmith 0181 741 3211  This particular take on Cinderella is based on the slort story Ashputtle: The Mother's Ghost, by the late Angela Carter. It's a dark, disquieting version of the traditional tale, which refuses to go down the comforting Disney route. Instead it asks awkward questions about relationships and social control. The production also attempts to have a bloody good laugh as well. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Actors in New Year Honours List 451 TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS 'jst End A-G H-N O-Z Millennrym