London Lite Thursday, 30 July 2009 21 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Grimecleansup inParliamentTINCHY STRYDER Tinchy Stryder plays Field Day (Sat) and Underage Festival (Sun) 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC BIg FuN YOOF-PUNK band The Paddingtons, right, are supported by the Biffy Clyro-inspired band The Xcerts, ska-punks The Ruskins and punk- poppers The Amarylas. The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton St N1 (020 7749 0600), 7pm, 5. Tube: Old St CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out TRouBlE TuNE ToNIC HIP HOPS ultimate multi- tasker Charlie Dark, right, juggles DJing, producing, teaching and writing. Hes supported by Finn Peters and Speech Debelle. Concrete, The Hayward, Belvedere Rd, South Bank SE1 (020 7928 4123), 5.30pm, free. Tube: Waterloo TwITgIgS ESSAY LIKE NEPHEW, right, Seal Cub Clubbing Club and Mike Dignam play this Smirnoff Nights gig where the audience Tweets are posted live on a big screen. 6 Aug, Vibe Bar, Truman Brewery, 91-95 Brick Lane E1 (020 7426 0491, facebook. com/urthenight), 7pm, 5. Tube: Aldgate East ADolF HITlER: MY PART IN HIS DowNFAll SPIKE MILLIGANS war memoirs come to life with Sholto Morgan, right, as the late comedian. Until 22 Aug, Hampstead Theatre, Eton Ave NW3 (020 7722 9301), Mon-Fri 7.30pm, mat Sat 3pm, 15-25. Tube: Swiss Cottage Coming SoonTomorrowToday HAIRSPRAY BRIAN CONLEY, right, and Chloe Hart are the new stars of this joyous musical about a big- boned dancer who takes on her racist local TV station. Until 27 Mar, Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Ave WC2 (020 7379 5399), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 3pm, 22.50-62.50. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd oTHEllo LENNY HENRY, right, stars as the Venetian general whose mind is warped by villainous Iagos evil ideas in this critically acclaimed production. 11 Sep-12 Dec, Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall SW1 (0870 060 6632), Mon- Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 20-45. Tube: Charing Cross F**koNoMICS JOHN GORDILLO, left, analyses the economy of sex by imagining the small print on the contracts that should be read and signed before all liaisons. Riverside Studios, Crisp Rd W6 (020 8237 1111, riversidestudios., 9.30pm, 10. Tube: Hammersmith Coming SoonTomorrowToday THE PRIMITIvE METHoDIST guIDE To ARCTIC SuRvIvAl HELEN KEEN, left, who won Channel 4s new comedy writing award, shares some survival tips that will come in very handy next time you happen to embark on a 19th-century whaling expedition. Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, Nunhead SE15 (020 7732 5169), 8pm, 8. Rail: Nunhead A PoRTRAIT oF SHAzIA MIRzA THE comedian, left, who raised her profile by performing in a hijab just after 9/11, fills us in on what shes been up to since BBC3s F*** Off, Im a Hairy Woman. 6-9 Aug, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008, roundhouse., 7.30pm, 7.50. Tube: Chalk Farm SMASH AND gRAB RAID your dressing-up box and head to this quirky night for saucy bingo and DJ sets from Danny Boy, James Rocks and Queens Of Noize, left. Proud, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (020 7482 3867,, 7.30pm, 8, 5 before 10pm. Tube: Camden Town Coming SoonTomorrowToday TISTo THE trance legend, left, will perform in front of thousands of ravers in Vicky Park tomorrow. Umbrellas optional, glowsticks essential. Victoria Park, Hackney E9 (, 4pm, 36-66. Tube: Bethnal Green PluSH DA FuNk BRITAINS GOT TALENT winners Diversity, left, will body-pop into Matter to top a bill that also includes electro and house DJs VaNdALiSM, John Paul, Paul B and Sam Dowling. 15 Aug, Matter, The O2, Peninsula Square SE10 (020 7549 6686, matterlondon. com), 10pm, 12, 10 concs, 5 adv. Tube: North Greenwich DIZZEE RASCAL might have been quizzed by Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight but its Tinchy Stryder who has a direct line to Parliament. The young grime star is managed by Archie Lamb, son of Lib-Dem health spokesman Norman Lamb, and Lamb Snr went as far as to remortgage his gaff to finance his sons music com- pany. So has the MPs support ignited Mr Stryders interest in politics? Nah, man, says the Ghana-born Bow boy nicknamed Tinchy due to his diminutive stature (5ft 5in) and Stryder, because he was a fan of the ninja computer game Strider. I see it more that my managers dad is interested in his son rather than me. You know, like he helped start his label, says the 22-year-old who voted Labour in the last election but hasnt decided about his next ballot paper yet. He has come to a couple of gigs, though. And does Mr Lib-Dem get down and grimy to Tinchys No.1 collaboration with N-Dubz, Number One? Man, while Im on stage I cant see him, its really dark. But I know hes there. Any time Ive spoken to him its never about politics. Except once, when I had an interview in the Houses Of Parliament. That was a bit different. Like, Im not interested in that sort of thing, politics is not my area. I rap about things happening around me. It was interesting though, seeing how it all is in there. And it was funny cos one of them recognised me. I dont know who he was, though. I got introduced to him but Im not that good with names. MPs aside, its young girls most tickled by Tinchys rhymes and bub- bling with jealousy towards Sugababe Amelle Berrabah who duets with him on his new single, Never Leave You, released on Monday. Yeah, man, they mob me every- where. Once this girl grabbed my hand from behind and didnt say anything, just stood there with her mouth open. It was weird. Hands off on Sunday, girls. MARTHA DE LACEY Little star: grime star Tinchy Stryder in action 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.html