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
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 4 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 5 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
Grace Dent on TV: Peter Kay's Car Share made me genuinely LOL
Avengers: Age of Ultron set to make box office history with $84.5m US opening
The highly NSFW poster for Gaspar Noé's Love makes Nymphomaniac look like 50 Shades
Red Dwarf returns: Craig Charles quits Coronation Street to return to comedy sci-fi series
New on Netflix UK May 2015: From Fast & Furious 6 to World War Z and Grace and Frankie
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils