First Call, Last Call
Tuesday 25 August 1998
AT THIS YEAR'S Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sarah Kane's Crave got the thumbs-up from the same critics who had damned her previous outings. Not surprisingly, Crave marks a departure in style for Kane (right) - subtle character development replacing her usual stock of shock tactics. Crave looks at an older man's obsession with a young woman who was abused as a child and an older woman's desire for a younger man to father her child. The provocative material remains.
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs (at the Ambassadors),
London WC2 (0171-565 5000) 8 Sept - 3 Oct
LAID-BACK rappers Cypress Hill will be playing a couple of gigs in September. Cypress Hill's blend of funk grooves and fast talking has much in common with other crossover acts such as De La Soul and the Beastie Boys, and their hip hop celebrates smoking cannabis more than smoking guns. The crew have been involved with remixing most of the top names in hip hop and are currently working on their fourth album, which should be released by the end of the year.
Astoria, London (0171-434 0403) 11 Sept; Manchester University (0161- 832 1111) 12 Sept
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Germanwings plane crash: Video shows co-pilot Andreas Lubitz learning to fly as a teenager
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 4 Germanwings crash: Captain of doomed plane was only 'on board because he changed job to spend more time with his children'
- 5 WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar
Cassetteboy joins forces with Russell Brand for Emperor's New Clothes film
Poldark, review: Demelza’s insouciance is almost as impressive as Ross’ pecs
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity, TV review: The affable Englishman routine is wearing a bit thin
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew