First Call, Last Call
Thursday 18 June 1998
STEVEN BERKOFF (right) brings his latest one-man show to the West End. Berkoff will take centre stage with a white spotlight thrust upon his expressive face. He is to explore the darkness in Shakespeare's baddies in "Shakespeare's Villains; a Masterclass in Evil". It should appear less Berkoff miming and more Iago, Mr and Mrs Macbeth and Hamlet all nattering at once.
Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London SW1 (0171-930 8800) from 30 June for six weeks only, pounds 8-pounds 17.50.
TICKETS TO see comedian Lee Hurst are selling like mad. The quick-fire comic is best known as the bald one from They Think It's All Over. Hurst's 10 years on the circuit have honed wisecracks and one-liners to side- splitting sharpness. Don't miss out.
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon (01793 535534) 15 Oct; Corn Exchange, Cambridge (01223 457555) 23 Oct; Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (01202 456456) 29 Oct, Corn Exchange, Cambridge (01223 457555) 30 Oct; Regent Theatre, Ipswich (01473 215544) 3 Nov; Assembly Rooms, Derby (01332 255443) 5 Nov; Colston Hall, Bristol (0117- 922 3682) 15 Nov; Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (01902 552121) 16 Nov.
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