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First Call

HARRY HILL (right) used to be a doctor, a profession as far removed from his unique brand of comedy as you could imagine. After making his name with a wider audience on commercial TV, Hill has just been poached by the Beeb with the promise of a prime-time slot. Until then, fans of his surreal humour will have to make do with his superior live stand-up.

Brighton Centre (0870 900 9100) 16 May; London Theatre Royal Drury Lane (0171-494 5000) 23 May; Portsmouth Guildhall (01705 824355) 5 Jun

Last Call

BOOKING HAS now opened for the West End transfer of Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs. The revival of David Halliwell's 1965 play, currently sold out at the Hampstead Theatre, stars Ewan McGregor as a disgraced art school student who forms the Party of Dynamic Erection, and indulges in dangerous delusions of grandeur. The sell-out show has been praised for both Denis Lawson's beautifully detailed direction and splendid performances from the entire cast, not just McGregor.

Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1 (0171-369 1731) opens 21 Jan