First Call, Last Call
Thursday 03 September 1998
AIR HAVE done a lot to enhance the reputation of French pop music in Britain. Described as a cross between Herbie Hancock and Art Garfunkel, you can expect the fluffiness of the tunes to turn into something much harder and more exciting when they play live, as seen in a recent appearance on Later with Jools Holland.
Theatre Royal, London (0171-836 3687) 1 Nov;
Manchester Ritz (0161-236 4355) 3 Nov; Glasgow Fruit Market (0141-552 5977) 4 Nov
KICKING OFF the Finborough Theatre's "Discipline" season is a new production of Rodney Ackland's seminal adaptation of Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. The crime is a pointless murder of an old debt-collector, with the murderer seeing his expected punishment as a barometer of his own guilt and the debt-collector's worth. Last seen 60 years ago, Ackland skilfully transfers Dostoyevsky's stream-of-consciousness narrative to the stage, fully realising the books' complex exploration of morality.
Finborough Arms, Finborough Road, London SW10 (0171-373 3842) to 19 Sept
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Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 3 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins
Sherlock series 4: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have to be 'persuaded' to return, says Steven Moffat
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
Oldest footage of London landmarks released
A victory for gender equality on the high seas
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election