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
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre