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First Call

AWAY FROM THE successful TV improvisation show Whose Line is it Anyway? Greg Proops (right) grabs the limelight and embarks upon a UK tour this spring. The smug American unleashes his sharp quick wit in his show He's One Fine Bitch where, true to form, he spouts political incorrectness like it's going out of fashion. Tickets are selling fast.

The Junction, Cambridge (01223 511511) 21 Apr; The Gantry, Southampton (01703 229319) 23 Apr; The Bristol Bierkellar, Bristol (0117-926 8514) 28 Apr; The Arts Centre, Swindon (01793 614837) 29 Apr

Last Call

IN A SPECTACULAR display of drama and pounding music The Drummers of Burundi come to the UK as part of an international tour. They spirit about the stage in synchronised tribal style, expressing their rhythmic message on hollow log drums. The ritual, hailed as a national symbol of Burundi's musical tradition, is inspiring for audiences of all cultures.

Corn Exchange, Cambridge (01223 357851) 8 Feb; The Hexagon, Reading (0118- 960 6060) 9 Feb; Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 (0171-960 4242) 10 Feb; Colston Hall, Bristol (0117-922 3683) 9 Mar