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Lou Reed (left) will play two rare UK dates in April. The celebrated singer-songwriter, whose career has spanned four decades (from his first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico) makes a return on the back of last year's top 10 single success with the dance remix of "Satellite of Love". De Montfort Hall, Leicester (0116-233 3111), 21 April; Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (0151-709 3789), 22 April

V Ewan McGregor stars as Sky Masterson, a role made famous by Marlon Brando in the 1955 film, in Michael Grandage's production of Frank Loesser's joyous musical Guys and Dolls. Jane Krakowski of Ally McBeal plays Miss Adelaide. Piccadilly Theatre, London W1 (0870 060 0123) 19 May to 3 October