Though written in the 19th century, Edmond Rostand's 17th-century comedy romance, Cyrano de Bergerac, never looked so good as in the 20th- century's premier art form, film, bringing the best out of both Steve Martin and Gerard Depardieu. Having donned the preposterous proboscis this year and taken it on a triumphant RSC tour, Antony Sher, however, has put it back on the stage where it belongs and now brings the late Anthony Burgess's translation to the West End.

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1. pounds 10-pounds 25 (0171-494 5045)

Just as the Oasis juggernaut seems to be losing steam, their old Battle of the Bands' adversaries, Blur , seem to be getting their third wind. Their eponymous album has turned out to be a bit of a slow burner, and America seems to like the look of the new, low-key, post-BritPop Blur. A couple of dates last summer aside, this tour will give us a chance to see how they're settling in with their new direction.

SECC, Glasgow (0141-287 7777)

Fairplay Theatre Company, which was responsible for the West End premier of Beckett's Endgame, now brings Jacqueline Wilson's award-winning children's book The Suitcase Kid to the stage for the first time.

In Sam Snape's adaptation, Radish, Andy's life-size rabbit friend, is the only friend the suitcase kid has for company on her interminable trips between her divorced parents' homes.

To 20 December, pounds 5, children pounds 3, Brix Theatre, St Matthew's, Brixton Hill, London SW2 (0171-274 6470)

Arj Barker quietly walked off with this year's Perrier Best Newcomer award, and the San Franciscan comedian is now hoping to capitalise on his success south of the Border. Following a series of London gigs, Barker is taking his show further afield.

9pm pounds 3.50 OX One, New Road, Oxford (01865 250099)

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