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First Call

ONE AGAIN the Royal Court is hosting an eclectic four week season of new plays by young writers. This will include professional performances of works by Christopher Shin, Simon Stephens, Richard Ober and Ed Hime. There will also be a selection of short plays and readings to accompany the main productions.

New Plays by New Writers at The Royal Court Theatre Upstairs (Ambassadors Theatre), West Street, London WC2 (0171-565 5000) 27 Nov - 19 Dec

Last Call

OH, HOW the mighty have fallen. Lenny Kravitz (right) used to be known for his skin tight trousers, long dreadlocks which could save Rapunzal and wearing sunglasses without a whiff of Nineties irony. But then, with two great albums to his name, Lenny came under close critical scrutiny. He was called a few names such as a retro-copycat and the new Jimi Hendrix, so off came the hair and in came a new introverted image. Fortunately, the showman inside remains.

Brixton Academy, 211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 (0171-924 9999) 7 Dec