London Lite Friday, 17 July 2009 19 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS The Pop Idols oftheEightiesDURAN DURAN The Durannies headline Lovebox in Victoria Park tomorrow. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC MADstock THE POGUES, Gregory Isaacs and Hayseed Dixie join Suggs, right, at Madnesss very own one-day festival. Victoria Park, Hackney E9 (020 7364 3074, madness., 4pm, 35- 45. Tube: Bethnal Grn CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out cAlviN HARRis HARRIS, right, the man behind Top 10 hits including Acceptable In The 80s, and Im Not Alone, performs them live. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008,, 7pm, free, apply for tickets online. Tube: Chalk Farm tHe keRRANg! AwARDs week of Rock PERFECT your devil salute for Fred Durst, right, and Limp Bizkit, Buckcherry, Lacuna Coil and more. 28 Jul-1 Aug, HMV Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd NW5 (0844 848 8888), 7pm, Tue-Fri 20, Sat 30. Tube: Kentish Town tHe lADy fRoM tHe seA IBSENS timeless play is about a woman (Simona Hughes, right) who is drawn to the sea, with terrifying consequences. Until Sat, Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet St EC4 (020 7226 3633,, Fri- Sat 7.45pm, mat Sat 3pm, 9-11. Tube: Blackfriars Coming SoonTomorrowToday foRbiDDeN bRoADwAy THE spoofs of West End shows range from Equus to Les Mis, right, in this spectacular production. Until 13 Sep, Menier Chocolate Factory, 51-53 Southwark St SE1 (020 7907 7060), Tue-Sat 8pm, mats Sat & Sun 3.30pm, 15-25. Tube: London Bridge keAts iN HAMpsteAD THE love letters Keats sent to Fanny Brawne inspired this acclaimed play starring Andrew Dawson, right, and Jennifer Taylor. 24 Jul-8 Aug, Keats House, Keats Grove NW3 (020 7435 2062), Fri & Sat 6pm, mats Sat & Sun 3pm, 7, 5 concs. Tube: Hampstead Heath pHilbeRtos ANiMAl PHILBERTO, left, discusses his relationship with his dad and recalls finding fame on a Portuguese reality TV show: Live On The Floor For A Month. Etcetera Theatre, The Oxford Arms, 265 Camden High St NW1 (020 7482 4857), 6.30pm, 6.50. Tube: Camden Town Coming SoonTomorrowToday best of New Act of tHe yeAR JO BRAND, left, presents this showcase of upcoming comedy stars including Fergus Craig, David James, Jim Park, Lady Garden and Craig Murray. Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St E8 (020 8985 2424,, 8pm, 14.50. Rail: Hackney Central fRANkie boyle BOYLE, left, who stopped writing a column for Scotlands Daily Record when they wouldnt print his Michael Jackson gags, previews some other material. Mon, Riverside Studios, Crisp Rd W6 (020 8237 1111), 7.30pm, returns only. Tube: Hammersmith tHe gAlleRy TRANCE champion Judge Jules, left, pops into the Ministry in between Ibiza parties. Hes supported by Cosmic Gate, Matt Hardwick and Remy. Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St SE1 (0870 060 0010, ministryof, 10.30pm, 15, 13 adv, 10 concs. Tube: Elephant & Castle Coming SoonTomorrowToday yoUR tiMe MUsic THE venue formerly adored as The End hosts Londons newest dubstep festival with sets from Tes La Rok, left, Kromestar, Cluekid, Truth, Kulture, and more. The Den & Centro, 18 West Central St WC1, (07812 194928,, 10pm, 9. Tube: Holborn sHAMeless Disco NIGHTMOVES -- aka Klaxons, left, Friendly Fires, Metronomy, and Robbie Williams remixer Matt Waites -- delivers house, electro and disco alongside Radeo Vidio. 24 Jul, Bar Music Hall, 134 Curtain Rd EC2 (020 7613 5951), 9pm, free. Tube: Old St EVER wondered why a reflex would be in charge of finding treasure in the dark? Or why college graduates would mangle the English language with lyrics like Where is all you angels?. When I put this to Duran Durans Nick Rhodes he bursts out laughing, then blames it on Simon Le Bon. Obtuse lyrics have been Le Bons doing since the Durannies scored their first hit with Planet Earth in 1981, but Rhodes, 47, defends his bandmate. When you hear a lyric and you have to think What on earth is that person saying? it can be quite intriguing. Rhodes hasnt changed much in three decades, though he wears dapper suits rather than stadium-filling shoulder pads. Yet despite past crimes against fashion, Duran Duran are still with us. Yes, they used to get on each others wicks, but we get on better now because we appreci- ate each other more. When Rhodes, Le Bon, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor take to the Lovebox stage at the weekend (with Mark Ronson guesting for part of the set) theyll be playing all the hits from Girls On Film to Save A Prayer and Ordinary World. Theres nothing wrong with playing music people love, says Rhodes. If youve got one song that makes the audience happy thats great, and if youve got a few of those, all the better. He puts the bands longevity down to the music and the fact they were never rocknroll wildboys. We never threw televisions out of windows -- and hotel rooms are in a better state when I leave because Ill have straightened the pictures and reorganised the furniture. Nor, he insists, were they the yacht-owning yuppies from the Rio video. People thought we lived like that, but Im not very good on yachts unless theyre tied up. They make me horribly sick. Rhodes collects books and art, not boats and women, and he doesnt bathe in money. We put what we make into our art. Our albums are expensive to make and our shows are expensive to put on. SIMON BUTTON Smooth operators: Duran Duran get dressed for success 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html