First Call, Last Call

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First Call: THE HARMONIOUS playing of dustbins is no longer considered avant-garde, but as percussionists Stomp show, it takes more than a toddler with a heavy spoon to create beautiful sounds from empty soft-drink cans, plastic bags, boots, hub-caps and the kitchen sink. Since their Edinburgh Festival debut in 1991, Stomp have been heard world-wide and open at the Roundhouse Theatre in London for a limited season.

The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 (0171-420 0171) 17 Nov to 27 Dec

Last Call

IT'S HARD not to be impressed by petite singer Natalie Imbruglia (right), what with her leap from Australian soap star to indie chick. Despite a slight hiccup when Chris Evans revealed that her debut hit, "Torn", was almost a direct cover, she has proven to be more than a one-hit wonder and her November tour is selling out fast.

The Dome, Doncaster (01302 370 888) 6 Nov; Apollo Theatre, Manchester (0161-242 2560) 8 Nov; Rivermead Centre, Reading (0118-950 4343) Nov; Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (01902 552 121) 11 Nov; Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle (0191-261 2606) 14 Nov; The Forum, London (0171-344 0044) 18- 19 Nov