been... to Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male dance troop with Lilly Savage inspired make-up. Their comic twists to some of ballet's best-loved classics have earned them a loyal following abroad. In residence at Sadler's Wells, Peacock Theatre after an absence of 10 years from the British stage. Call 0171-314 8800 for details.

Tickets pounds 7.50-pounds 25.00.

visited... James Ensor's "Theatre of Masks" (1860-1949) exhibition of paintings at the Barbican Art Gallery. For details call the Barbican on 0171-382 7105.

seen... Skylight at the Vaudeville Theatre. There are only four weeks left to go of what has been called the "Play of the Decade". David Hare's masterpiece won Best Play at last year's Olivier Awards. Currently starring Bill Nighy and Stella Gonet. Call 0171-836 9987 for details. Tickets pounds 10- pounds 25.