London Lite Friday, 10 July 2009 21 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Ready to ditch the quidditch...DANIEL RADCLIFFE Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (12A) is out next Wednesday. 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC MoshI MoshI THE label behind Hot Chip, Friendly Fires and Florence & The Machine kicks off its monthly residency with sets from Casiokids, right, Teeth and Django Django. The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner N5 (0870 060 3777,, 10.30pm, 8. Tube: Highbury & Islington CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out NE-Yo R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo, right, has written hits songs for Beyonc, Rihanna and Leona Lewis as well as garnering acclaim for his own album, Year Of The Gentleman. The O2, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002,, 7pm, 35. Tube: North Greenwich WILCo THE American answer to Radiohead, right, head down from the Green Man Festival to play tunes from their eighth studio album, Wilco The Album, released last month. 25 Aug, Troxy, 490 Commercial Road E1 (020 7790 9000,, 7pm, 25. DLR: Limehouse ThE IMpoRTANCE oF BEINg EARNEsT WILDES handbag-related comedy stars Lucy Briggs- Owen, right, as Cecily, with Dominic Tighe as Algernon. Until 25 Jul, Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regents Pk NW1 (0870 060 1811), in rep, tonight 8pm, other times vary, 18-45. Tube: Baker St Coming SoonTomorrowToday A DoLLs housE THE X-FILES Gillian Anderson, right, stars in this updated version of Ibsens play about a women who is too devoted to her husband. Until 18 Jul, Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham St WC2 (0870 060 6624), Mon- Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, returns only. Tube: Covent Gdn ThE pITMEN pAINTERs LEE HALLS play, right, about a group of miners who accidentally became leaders in Thirties avant- garde art, returns to the National. 2-22 Sep, National Theatre, South Bank SE1 (020 7452 3000), in rep, times vary, 10-42.50. Tube: Waterloo A BIg NIghT ouT PIERRE HOLLINS, left, Rob Rouse, Steve Williams and Rich Wilson (MC) raise the roof at this night which has a money-back guarantee if you dont think its funny... Tiger Tiger, 29 Haymarket SW1 (07092 095401,, 7.45pm, 5-15. Tube: Piccadilly Circus Coming SoonTomorrowToday JoY JASON COOK, left, follows last years show about his dads health problems with an upbeat look at letting joy into your life. Until 18 Jul, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St W1 (0870 429 6883,, 8pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd uNsupERvIsED DETENTIoN TEACHERS beware, as Donald Newholm, left, Dan Woods, Sophie Brooke and Alex Bothwell break all the school rules in the book. Thu, BAC, 176 Lavender Hill SW11 (020 7223 2223,, 9pm, 8, 5 concs. Rail: Clapham Junction u.R. ThE NIghT SMIRNOFFS club night season continues with this stunner featuring live sets from Pet Shop Boys and Little Boots, left, and a DJ set from Hot Chip. Matter, The O2, Peninsula Sq SE10 (020 7549 6686,, 9pm, free, register for tickets online. Tube: North Greenwich Coming SoonTomorrowToday supERFREq MR C & Luke vB, left, Alexi Delano, Adultnapper, Dollz At Play, Chlo, Matt Tolfrey and Shine spin twisted music for beautiful people who know how to party at this new club venue. Cable, 33A Bermondsey St SE1 (020 7403 7730, cable-, 11pm, 15, 10 adv. Tube: London Bridge gLoBAL uNDERgRouND THE Global Underground label takes over the Ministry with sets from James Lavelle, Lottie, left, Trafik and more. 18 Jul, Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St SE1 (08700 600 010), 11pm, 15, 6 from 4am. Tube: Elephant & Castle In person Daniel radcliffe is such a likeable young fellow that I cant help wishing he was a better actor. Hes as stilted as ever in the new Harry potter film and his full-frontal turn on stage in equus was notable more for his hairiness than any poignancy in his performance. With an estimated personal fortune in excess of 17m he probably doesnt care, but he does tell me he wants to hone his thesping skills, and flashing his bushy bits in equus was all about pushing the envelope. The greatest quality I think people can have as actors, and the quality some of the actors that I most admire have, is their fearlessness and their willingness to try something even if they think they might fail. Its that kind of fearlessness that I aspire to. The foppish haircut and old-mannish waistcoat seem odd style choices for a 19-year-old but the designer stubble suggests hes ready to embrace manhood, even if it means, after two more films, leaving the potter franchise behind. It will be incredibly sad but equally there will be an element of excitement about the idea that a script might come in and I dont have to go, Im sorry, Im kind of busy for the next four years. nor will he miss having his tackle trussed up in a harness for the quidditch flying scenes. Its not a pleasant experience, he admits. Mention his sex symbol status and he laughs it off. If girls like me then thats fantastic but theyre attracted to the me they see on red carpets and stuff. The me who sits in my socks and underwear for eight hours watching cricket with a big bowl of pasta is not nearly as appealing to women. And is he contemplating his navel when hes sat home in his pants? not at all; hes strategising for a long- term career. Hopefully to just keep acting for as long as I can is the plan, he says. 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