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
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians