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First Call

EVE ENSLER'S The Vagina Monologues was a huge hit on Broadway last year. Glenn Close, Winona Ryder (right), Whoopi Goldberg and Susan Sarandon were bagged for the US gala performance, though it's unconfirmed who will play London's gala show (14 Feb). Drawn from the responses of 200 women to the question "If it could talk, what would it say?", this is, according to The Village Voice, "the most outrageous and important feminist event since the bra burnings".

King's Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, London N1 (0171-226 1916) opens 26 Jan, pounds 12

Last Call

AMERICAN SKATE-PUNK band The Offspring have the nod of approval from the Californian skateboarding scene, and it seems their appeal extends to colder climes, too: the London date of their UK tour (Brixton Academy, 15 Jan) is already sold out. Fast becoming MTV favourites, it's their high-octane, spiky punk anthems that keep fans moshing.

Barrowlands, Glasgow (0141-339 8383) 10 Jan; Rock City, Nottingham (0115- 912 9122) 12 Jan; Manchester Apollo (0161-242 2560) 13 Jan; Town & Country Club, Leeds (0113-280 0100) 14 Jan

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