First Call, Last Call
Wednesday 16 September 1998
DON'T BE put off by the title of Ken Campbell's latest solo outing, Macbed blong Wilum Sekspia, as it's meant to be a simpler translation of Shakespeare. Through exploring the possibilities of Pidgin, the lingua franca of the South Pacific which can be learned in two days, Campbell has formulated his long-treasured idea of a world language, or Wol Wantok. This is a comedy as well as an exercise in orthoepy, with the audience allowed to make up their own cast and to choose who will play Macbeth.
Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, London W1 (0171-369 1734) opens 9 Oct
THE PUMPED-IRON body, terrorising stance and angrily sung lyrics are the trademarks of Henry Rollins (right) - not what you'd normally expect at a spoken-word evening. But when not lifting weights, or singing with the Rollins Band, he's writing novels, performing spoken-word shows and acting in movies - which makes him a natural choice as part of the "Inventing America" season, where he will deliver his pearls of wisdom.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2 (0171-638 8891) 9 Nov
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