Theatre: First Call

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The Independent Culture
FOR SOME, beige is more than a colour, it's a way of life. Take stand-up comedian Steve Furst, who comes out of the closet in head-to- toe beige polyester. Add to that chunky gold rings and lashings of fake tan, and "the glamorous god of glitz" Lenny Beige (right) emerges. With a repertoire of excessive posturing, easy-listening crooning and gorgeous kitsch, Beige has been wooing audiences at his regular haunt, the Regency Rooms, in Drury Lane. He begins a 10-week run at the Criterion theatre this week.

The Criterion, Piccadilly Circus, London WC2 (0171- 369 1747) Fridays 10.30pm