London Lite Friday, 3 July 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS I spend my life dodgingmirrors JOHNNY DEPP Public Enemies (15) is out now. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC TAKE THAT Britains biggest boy band, right, play the second of four fantastic nights. Wembley stadium, Wembley (0844 980 8001, wembleystadium. com), 3pm, returns only. tube: Wembley CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out MADONNA tHE queen of reinvention, right, brings her costume box to the O2. and sun, the O2, Millennium Way sE10 (0871 984 0002,, 6.30pm, 65-175. tube: north Greenwich FiElD DAY MOGWai, right, play their only festival date in England alongside Four tet, santigold, Mystery Jets and more. 1 aug, Victoria Park, Hackney E9 (08444 771 000), 11.30am, 29.50. tube: Bethnal Grn THRillER liVE aLL we have left are the imitators, right, as the Lyric becomes one of Londons MJ shrines with this hit show. Until Jan 2010, Lyric theatre, shaftesbury ave W1 (0870 8900 149), tue- Fri & sun 7.30pm, sat 8pm, mats sat 4pm, sun 3.30pm, 23.50-50.50. tube: Piccadilly Circus TomorrowToday SiSTER AcT Patina MiLLEr, right, is brilliant as Deloris Van Cartier in this musical version of the Whoopi Goldberg film. Until Feb 2010. London Palladium, 8 argyll st W1 (0844 412 4655, sisteractthemusical. com), Mon-sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & sat 3pm, 17.50-85. tube: Oxford Circus DiRT CHristOPHEr DOMiG, right, stars in a critically acclaimed one-man show about a depressed iraqi illegal immigrant and rose-seller. 27 Jul-15 aug, arcola theatre, 27 arcola st E8 (020 7503 1646,, Mon-sat 8.15pm, 14, 10 concs. rail: Dalston Kingsland 1 MigHTY cRAic rOBin inCE, left, and simon Munnery deliver some side- splitting observations at this craicing night. the Washington, 50 Englands Lane nW3 (020 7722 8842, the washingtonhampstead., 8.30pm, 15, 12.50 concs. tube: Belsize Park Coming SoonTomorrowToday cHucKlE club iF MC Eugene Cheese, left, doesnt make you laugh, an Edinburgh preview from stewart Lee should probably do the trick. the Chuckle Club, tutus, Kings College student Union, Macadam Building WC2 (020 7476 1672,, 8.30pm, 15. tube: Holborn cOMEDY ZONE 2009 CHris raMsEY, left, Jen Brister, Ed Gamble and Gareth richards are among the hot new talents at comedys longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase. 13 Jul, BaC, 176 Lavender Hill sW11 (020 7223 2223,, 9pm, 8, 5 concs. rail: Clapham Junction THE DOcTORS ORDERS tHis hip hop night marks its fourth birthday with DJ sets from Guilty simpson, left, DJ Vadim, spin Doctor, Paul White and DJ Khalaas. Phat Kat & Big tone are live. Herbal, 12-14 Kingsland rd E2 (020 7613 4462,, 9pm, 10, 7 concs. tube: Old st Coming SoonTomorrowToday MuAK CELEBratE independence Day with soulful, funky house sets from new Yorks Louie Lou Gorbea, left, and Pariss DJ Fudge. Egg, 5-13 Vale royal, off York Way n7 (020 7609 8364,, 10pm, 15, 12 concs or before midnight. tube: Kings Cross MiMO tHis underground house and techno night will be welcoming DJs Fergie, Chris MiMo, left, sam Cherry and Oli Forster to Vauxhall next weekend. 11 Jul, Lightbox, 6a south Lambeth Place sW8 (, 10pm, 15, 12 adv. tube: Vauxhall THE air con is at full pelt, but theres no need when Johnny Depp is in the room. Hes the coolest guy on the planet and, as his role as gangster John Dillinger in Michael Manns Public Enemies proves, the best actor in the business. Not that Depp is a fan of his own work. If I can avoid the mirror when I brush my teeth in the morning, I will, he says, admitting he never watches his movies. I find security and safety in the most profound degree of ignorance. The fact he avoids mirrors explains the outfit -- an ill-fitting waistcoat over an unironed shirt -- but he carries it off with the same flair he brought to characters such as Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd and Jack Sparrow, the Keith Richards-inspired pirate of the Caribbean who made him an interna- tional star and very wealthy man. For the better part of 20 years I was defined as box office poison, says Depp, scratching his goatee. Then that little film came round and I thought Yeah, that would be fun. I created the character the same way I created all my other characters and nearly got fired, but thank God I didnt because it changed my life. Im super-thankful but its not like I went out of my way to make it happen. The actor, who lives in Paris with singer/model Vanessa Paradis, their daughter Lily-Rose and son Jack, looks a good decade younger than his 46 years and puts that down to clean living. Avoid wine and liquor, dont smoke, stay in your room and watch reality television. Thats how I do it. Behind his dark glasses theres a bright glint in his eyes. Hes fibbing about the booze and ciggies and when would Depp have time to watch reality TV? Hes putting the finishing touches to Tim Burtons Alice In Wonderland, in which he plays the Mad Hatter, and revisiting Hunter S Thompson. And his dream role? Playing Carol Channing, he deadpans, referencing the madcap musical comedy star. In the digital age, anything is possible. I could play a 12- year-old girl at this point. No doubt hed do it brilliantly. SIMON BUTTON Heres Johnny: Depp in character as Dillinger Coming Soon index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html