First Call, Last Call
Thursday 17 September 1998
PAUL RHYS stars in the new play by Tom Stoppard (right), The Invention of Love, in which he plays the young AE Houseman. It's a sympathetic portrayal of his life as a failing Oxford student and the college love- affair which spawned his best known work, "A Shropshire Lad". His legacy is as one of this century's best-loved and greatest classical poets. Directed by Richard Eyre.
Haymarket Theatre, Haymarket, London SW1 (0171-930 8800) opens 3 Nov
FORMED IN 1992 by a trio of schoolmates, Ash have since completed their A-levels at the cost of a support slot with US rock giants Pearl Jam. Now they are a quartet, with guitarist Charlotte Hatherley joining for their tour in support of a third album. They are warning fans to expect something rockier. "We threw all the rules out the window," says frontman Tim Wheeler.
Guildford Civic Hall, 12 Oct; Folkestone Leas Cliffe Hall, 13 Oct; Cambridge Corn Exchange, 15 Oct; Norwich UEA, 16 Oct; Llangollen International Pavilion, 23 Oct; Hereford Leisure Centre, 28 Oct; Leicester De Montfort Hall, 29 Oct; London Forum, 31 Oct and 1 Nov. Ash tour information: 0115 912126
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Church of Scientology allegedly sent threatening letters to film distributors and festivals showing damning documentary
This is surely the best way to watch Jaws
James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl performs with broken leg seated on massive throne made of guitars
Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget