London Lite Tuesday, 28 July 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS There wont be anotherAmlieaudrey tautou Coco Before Chanel (12A) is out Friday. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC Buffy Sainte-Marie THE legendary Canadian folk singer, right, whose songs have been covered by the likes of Elvis, Janis Joplin, Kanye West and Donovan, tours her new album, Running For The Drum. Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre SE1 (0871 663 2500), 7.30pm, 20, 18 concs. Tube: Waterloo CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out SiMian MoBile diSco TREND-SETTiNg electronic duo Jas Shaw and James Ford, right, unveil their brilliant second album, Temporary Pleasure. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008, facebook.com/ iTunesEU), 7pm, free, apply for tickets online. Tube: Chalk Farm u2 BONO, right, and co bring their 360-degree World Tour to town, with a stage that allows audiences to admire the band from every angle. 14-15 Aug, Wembley Stadium, Wembley (0844 980 8001), 8pm, 30-150. Tube: Wembley 100% coMedy 100% cHeKHoV DAViD FENSOM, right, stars in some of Chekhovs one- act plays including The Bear and The Wedding. Until 16 Aug, greenwich Playhouse, 189 greenwich High Rd SE10 (020 8858 9256), Tue-Sat 7.45pm, mat Sun 4pm, 12. Rail: greenwich Coming SoonTomorrowToday dreaMBoatS & PetticoatS JENNiFER BiDDALL and Ben Freeman, right, star in this musical about two song- writers who compete for fans. Until 12 Sep, Savoy Theatre, Strand WC2 (0844 871 7615), Mon-Fri 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Thu 3pm & Sat 4pm, 25-50. Tube: Charing Cross See review on page 25 our claSS BiJAN SHEiBANi directs this play, right, about Polish schoolchildren in the Second World War. 16 Sep-10 Oct, National Theatre, South Bank SE1 (020 7452 3000, nationaltheatre. org.uk), in rep, times vary, 10-31. Tube: Waterloo rogue MaleS ADAM RiCHES, left, reveals new characters including Lottery Voice guy and ian Dustry The Most Powerful Entertainment Agent in The World. And tomorrow, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway SW19 (0870 060 6646), 7.30pm, 7.50. Tube: Wimbledon Coming SoonTomorrowToday SaMMy J in tHe foreSt of dreaMS SAMMY J, left, and puppeteer Heath Mcivor return to the West End with their acclaimed, painfully funny musical puppet show for adults. Until Sat, Leicester Sq Theatre, 5 Leicester Place WC2 (0844 847 2475), 8pm, 12.50-16.50. Tube: Leicester Sq tHe Bad Boy of feMiniSM JAMES MiLLiNgER, left, studied feminism at college but, after years of telling misogynistic jokes, wonders whether he can still claim feminist credentials. 6-7 Aug, Camden Head, 100 Camden High Street W1 (08444 771000, camdenfringe.org), 7.15pm, 7.50. Tube: Camden Town in HouSe SAMi SANCHEZ, left, Linx, Sumo and more spin house, electro and anthems at this night for those who want to extend their weekend a little more. Herbal, 12-14 Kingsland Rd E2 (020 7613 4462), 9pm, free. Tube: Old St Coming SoonTomorrowToday VauxHall SKate gET your skates on for this invite-only event featuring DJ sets from Sophie Ellis Bextor, left, Carl Bart, Remi Nicole, Alfie Allen and Queens Of Noize. Village Underground, 54 Hollywell Lane EC2 (tiny.cc/ vauxhallskate), 8pm, free, register online for tickets. Tube/rail: Liverpool St See Win Tickets on page 25 raM RAM RECORDS founder and drum&bass legend Andy C, left, plays a two-hour set with Sub Focus, Chase And Status and goldie in support. 7 Aug, Matter, The O2, Peninsula Sq SE10 (020 7549 6686, matterlondon. com), 10pm, 15. Tube: North greenwich WHEN Audrey Tautou fixes you with her huge, saucer-like eyes its impossible not to be entranced. Shes so tiny shes like a precious porcelain doll youd be terri- fied of touching in case you broke her. But dont let the gamine features fool you. The 32-year-old is no wilting flower. Since she came to fame as enchanting Amlie seven years ago shes refused to play safe, turning down a string of Hollywood movies she wont name and only signing on for The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons because she thought theyd be a laugh to do. Coco Chanel, the feminist fashion designer she plays in Coco Before Chanel, is a better fit. I dont know if I really look like her, she says, but she wouldnt compromise and Im the same. Running around as sidekick to Tom Hanks aside, shes been true to her word. Shes only made three English-language films (the third one was Stephen Frears Dirty Pretty Things) and still lives in France, where she was raised by her dentist father and her teacher mother. Little Audreys childhood dream was to be a primatologist and study mon- keys -- Im crazy about them, she says with a heart-melting smile -- but she settled on acting and studied at the Cours Florent drama school in Paris. Tautou has since specialised in playing strong-willed characters probably because Im like that in real life. That said, she was happy to shake off Chanel when filming was finished. To leave this character has been a relief, she confesses. I couldnt go on set feeling shy, I had to be the boss, and I had to carry her toughness with me -- her anger, her suffering, her pride, her arrogance and desire for success. That was a heavy weight to carry on my shoulders. Shes unsure what her next project will be, but she doesnt want to repeat herself, so I guess that rules out Amlie 2? She laughs. There are more interesting and challenging things to do. Some people will always think of me as Amlie and Im grateful to her, but I want to do lots of completely different characters. I dont want to be bored. SIMON BUTTON Style icon: Audrey Tautou stars as Coco Chanel 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