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
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
'Phallic symbols' found hidden in famous Pre-Raphaelite painting 'Isabella' by John Everett Millais
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Freddie Prinze Jr on 24: 'Kiefer Sutherland was the most unprofessional dude in the world – I hated every moment of it'
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer unveiled at Comic-Con
How did our legends really begin?
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
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