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First Call

THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE starts its annual season of new writing with Kathryn Hunter's The Glory of Living. Amongst the sprawling trailer parks of America's southern states, the play focusses on Lisa and Clint who get their kicks through a variety of twisted and increasingly dangerous means. But they find their lifestyle under threat as the forces of righteousness close in around them. Rebecca Gilman makes her British stage debut in this new production directed by Kathryn Hunter.

Royal Court Theatre West Street, London WC2 (0171-565 5000) opens 19 Jan

Last Call

LIKE OTHER Mancunian bands such as the Stone Roses, Black Grape and the Charlatans, Audioweb (right) merge several traditional musical styles. Formed back in 1985 , the band are not afraid to run through the whole gamut of sounds, as illustrated in their debut album which combined scratching, squelchy acid, dubby beats and sturdy guitar backing. If you are after something a bit different from the usual indie fare, then give Britpop's most resolute survivors a whirl.

Improv Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London W1 (0171-387 4173) 18 Jan