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Issue No. 2331

Arab Nights

Six writers from across the Middle East bring the Arabian Nights stories into the era of the Arab Spring. The characters brought to life by Queen Shahrazad include a modern Sinbad the sailor and a dictator’s wife.

Be warned—the Metta Theatre company is known for audience participation. The show plays Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre as part of a tour also taking in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bury St Edmunds and Exeter. Go to

Rage Against The Machine: XX

To mark 20 years after their self-titled debut album, rock’s favourite rebels Rage Against The Machine have released a box set of their earliest self-produced demos.

Some of the tracks have appeared on earlier collections or the internet. But they still fizz and burn with the fury that helped radicalise a generation. You can pre-order the set at

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Tue 27 Nov 2012, 18:57 GMT
Issue No. 2331
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