First Call, Last Call
Wednesday 24 February 1999
HAVING PORTRAYED the illustrious George Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, Adrian Lukis (right) returns to the stage for another sexually active role in Hanif Kureishi's Sleep With Me. Kureishi's first play for 15 years follows a recent novel, Intimacy, and sets about satirically exposing the underlying sexual tensions between some friends on a weekend break. Also part of this sexual tryst are Penny Downie and Jonathan Hyde.
National Theatre, London SE1 (0171-452 3000) from 22 Apr
SINCE THEIR appearance at Reading last year, The Afghan Whigs have been surprising long-time fans. Their live gigs this spring will feature tunes from 1965, on which Greg Dullis' bad-boy persona has been replaced with humour and libidinous grooves. Compared by some to early Prince, the Rolling Stones and even Marvin Gaye, their blend of R'n'B, soul, orchestration and sharp lyrics have not yet achieved great chart success, but it can only be a matter of time. Their gigs are few and far between so don't miss out.
Manchester University (0161-832 1111) 11 Mar; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow (0141-221 5279) 13 Mar; Astoria, London W1 (0171-434 0003) 14 Mar
Review: Of Mice and Men
By opportunistic local hoping to exhibit the work
Fans will be hoping the role finally wins him an Oscar
What do gigantic horse heads tell us about Falkirk?
Finnish Postal Service praises the 'self irony and humour' of the drawings
The actor has confessed to his own insecurities
Allotments are the focus of a new reality show
Arts & Ents blogs
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict
- 1 Disabled people are trapped in assessment 'nightmare' by PIP benefits regime, says Dr Stephen Duckworth
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 David Bailey captures another side of the Queen in birthday portrait
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers