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First Call

TECHNO DUO Orbital emerged from the M25 raves in the Eighties. Musically they share the same pedigree as The Chemical Brothers and Underworld, yet for some strange reason have not enjoyed chart success. However, this non-commercialism can only enhance their kudos among DJs and dance music fans. Spiky, funky and melody-based electronic music - just don't expect to see much, apart from two shadows behind the decks and extravagant light shows.

University of Exeter (01392 263263) 14 March; Corn Exchange, Cambridge (01223 457555) 23 Mar; Brixton Academy, London (0171-924 9999) 27 Mar

Last Call

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (right) is set during the Greek siege of Troy and tells the story of the Trojan pair's doomed love affair. Forget the grandeur of classical myth, in Shakespeare's play both military heroism and romantic love are shown in a poor light. Directed by RSC Associate Director, Michael Boyd, with Jayne Ashbourne as Cressida and William Houston as Troilus.

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon (01789-295623) opens 8 Dec

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