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NICK DARKE'S new play, The Riot, receives its world premiere next year in a co-production with the Royal National Theatre and Kneehigh Theatre of Cornwall. Set at the beginning of the 20th century, passions boil over when the question of working on the Sabbath is thrashed out between fishermen. Mike Shepherd directs.

Royal National Theatre, Cottlesloe, South Bank, London SE1 (0171-452 3000) opens 11 Feb

Last Call

TO BE STYLED way-outside the parameters of Cool Britannia is one of the original qualities of Reef (right). Suffice to say, no pretty PC, gender- conscious frontman would be seen dead on stage in their greasy, long-haired, grunting state. Catch them on tour, supported by Symposium.

Major tour dates: B'ham, Que Club 11 Nov; Glasgow, Barrowlands 12 Nov; Preston, Guildhall 13 Nov; Leeds, Town and Country Club 15 Nov; Reading, Hexagon 16 Nov; Cambridge, Corn Exchange 17 Nov; Southampton, Guildhall 18 Nov; Liverpool University 20 Nov; Sheffield, Octagon 21 Nov; Nott'm, Rock City 22 Nov; Norwich, UEA 23 Nov; Brixton Academy 25 Nov; Torquay, Riviera Centre 26 Nov; Newport, Centre 28 Nov; Truro Hall 29 Nov. Credit card hotline for all dates: 0115-912 9203