London Lite Monday, 6 July 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS The downside of Oscar gloryPhiliP Seymour hoffman Doubt is out on DVD today. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC florence & The machine Florence Welch, right, releases her debut album, lungs, today. Will it be the most acclaimed release of 2009? See review page 24 rough Trade east, Dray Walk, old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick lane e1 (020 7392 7788), 7pm, free, but collect wristband in shop first. Tube: Aldgate east CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out leViS oneS To WaTch leVIS launch five nights of musical madness with Dananananaykroyd, right. Passion Pit, chew lips and more will perform later in the week. Until Fri, Vibe Bar, Truman Brewery, 91-95 Brick lane e1 (020 7426 0491,, 7pm, 7. Tube: Aldgate east underage feSTiVal PATrIcK WolF, right, The horrors, Golden Silvers, little Boots, Mystery Jets and Santigold are some of the artists performing for an underage crowd. 2 Aug, Victoria Park, hackney e9 (0844 477 2000, underagefestivals. com), 11am, 26.50. Tube: Bethnal Grn collaboraTion ronAlD hArWooDS play, right, explores the creative partnership of composer Strauss and writer Zweig during the rise of the nazis. Until 29 Aug, Duchess Theatre, catherine St Wc2 (0870 890 0149,, in rep, 8pm, 21-46. Tube: covent Gdn Coming SoonTomorrowToday brighT colourS only SUSAn cUMMInS, right, stars in Pauline Goldsmiths optimistic one-woman show about life and death during a wake in Belfast. Until 26 Jul, Barons court Theatre, 28a comeragh rd W14 (020 8932 4747,, Tue-Sun 8pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Barons court Prick uP your earS MATT lUcAS, right, and chris new star in Simon Bents new play based on the John lahr biography and Joe ortons diaries. 17 Sep-6 Dec, comedy Theatre, Panton St SW1 (0870 060 6637), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 2.30pm & Sun 4pm, 17.50-49.50. Tube: Piccadilly circus faST fringe coMeDY website chortle presents 28 acts including Brendon Burns, left, Phil nichol and Zoe lyons who perform three-minute showcases of their edinburgh shows. leicester Square Theatre, 5 leicester Place Wc2 (0844 847 2475, leicestersquaretheatre. com), 7.30pm, 12.50, 10 concs. Tube: leicester Sq Coming SoonTomorrowToday roadSide cafe oWner DAVID eArlS alter ego, Brian Gittins, left, recently warmed up for ricky Gervais on his Science tour. now hes entertaining his own crowds. etcetera Theatre, The oxford Arms, 265 camden high St nW1 (020 7482 4857, etceteratheatre. com), 9.30pm, 7.50. Tube: camden Town no blackS. no JeWS. no dogS. no iriSh. all Welcome KeITh FArnAn, left, follows last years show about the death penalty with this one about racism and religion. 15 Jul, BAc, 176 lavender hill SW11 (020 7223 2223,, 8pm, 8, 5 concs. rail: clapham Junction beardymanS comPleTe and udder ShambleS BeATBoXInG Beardyman, left, hosts these improvised nights of music, comedy and art to save planet earth from boredom and apathy. And 13 Jul, Udderbelly, South Bank Se1 (0871 663 2538), 8.30pm, returns only. Coming SoonToday The lenny beige gameShoW PlAY bizarre games including The Golden Bagel at this fantastically fun night hosted by Steve Fursts alias, lenny Beige, left. Proud, Stables Market, chalk Farm rd nW1 (020 7482 3867, proud, 7.30pm, 10. Tube: camden Town dirTy bingo VS loud and QuieT ForMer Semifinalists member, chris Steele- nicholson, left, performs under his new moniker oh Minnows. Sat, The Macbeth, 70 hoxton St n1 (020 7749 0600,, 8pm, 5. Tube: old St PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN is contemplating a life in the priesthood. A lot of people commit themselves to the Church and I can understand that, muses the actor who donned a cassock for Doubt. I think theres a freedom in not having relationships in your life and being on your own. Its not really an option for 41-year-old Hoffman, though, unless he plans on abandoning his partner Mimi and their kids Cooper and Tallulah. Then theres the workload -- he acts on screen and stage and directs theatre, too. Its hard to juggle everything, sighs the star who has made 45 movies in 18 years. Was it always a burning ambition? No, no, no, he laughs. Id been going to the theatre since I was 10 or 12 and I loved it. I got into plays in high school and then I ended up going to college for it, so it was only around then that I thought it was some- thing I wanted to do professionally. He does it rather well and was rewarded with an Oscar for Capote, something he sees as both negative and positive. You lose your anonymity and thats a negative when youre having a conversation with your five-year-old son and someone interrupts without saying Excuse me, you say I cant talk and they get mad at you. But the positives outweigh the negatives. The more people know who you are, the more they are going to have confidence in putting money behind a film youre in. So far the directing career hasnt gone as swimmingly as the movies. Riflemind, at the Trafalgar Studios, closed after a month. The audience response was pretty good, Hoffman says, but we werent getting enough of them in because the reviews were pretty tough. But that hap- pens -- thats the business Im in. Reviews were even worse for The Boat That Rocked, but Hoffman has no regrets about setting sail for the Richard Curtis comedy. I had a great time and Richard is a wonderful guy. Hes a really great hang. I hope we stay friends. SIMON BUTTON Man of many parts: Oscar-winning Seymour Hoffman has made 45 films over 18 years Tomorrow 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