London Lite Friday, 31 July 2009 23 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Princess Leia is my dream girl SETH GREEN Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II is out now on DVD. 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC Mika THE helium-voiced star, right, performs songs from Life In Cartoon Motion and follow-up We Are Golden, out in September. Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008, iTunesEU), 7pm, free, apply for tickets online. Tube: Chalk Farm CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out FiEld day HEAD to Vicky Park for sets from Mogwai, The Horrors, right, Santigold, Mystery Jets and more. Lets hope theyve ordered enough portable loos this year. Victoria Park, Hackney E9 (08444 771 000,, 11.30am, 29.50. Tube: Bethnal Green BackSTREET BoyS THE boys, right, haircuts may have changed a bit but the songs remain the same. Altogether now: Backstreets back, alright! 10 Nov, The O2, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002), 6.30pm, 30-35. Tube: North Greenwich THE MouNTaiNTop DAVID HAREWOOD, right, stars as Martin Luther King in this comedy about the civil rights activists final night. Until 5 Sep, Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall SW1 (0870 060 6632), Mon-Sat 8pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 15-39.50. Tube: Charing Cross Coming SoonTomorrowToday cHicaGo MICHELLE WILLIAMS, right, plays Roxy Hart in this musical about feisty jailbirds in Twenties Chicago, and all that jazz. Until autumn 2010, Cambridge Theatre, Earlham St WC2 (0844 412 4652, chicagothe, Mon-Thu & Sat 8pm, Fri 8.30pm, mats Fri 5pm & Sat 3pm, 25- 85. Tube: Covent Gdn liFE iS a dREaM THE WIRES Dominic West, right, is Segismundo, a man condemned for all eternity, in this new version of Pedro Caldern de la Barcas play. 8 Oct-28 Nov, Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham St WC2 (0870 060 6624,, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 13-29. Tube: Covent Gdn EdwaRd aczEl IN HIS latest show, the brilliantly deadpan comedian, left, explains all of the worlds problems, then solves most of them. BAC, 176 Lavender Hill SW11 (020 7223 2223,, 9pm, 8, 5 concs. Rail: Clapham Junction Coming SoonTomorrowToday THiS iS NoT a SuBjEcT FoR coMEdy THE Arab-Israeli conflict may not seem the best source of laughs but Jewish comic Ivor Dembina, left, gives it his best, er, shot. Poetry Caf, 22 Betterton St WC2 (0790 5917 425), 4pm, voluntary donation. Tube: Covent Gdn iT HaSNT HappENEd yET LIZ CARR, left, a Funny Women finalist in 2006 and runner-up in 2007s Hackney Empire new act of the year award, sees the funny side of living with a disability. 7-8 & 14-15 Aug, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St W1 (0870 429 6883), 8pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Tottenham Crt Rd HiGH HoRSE SKULL JUICE, left, and Fredski play tunes from the deeper ends of their underground techno and electro record collections. T-Bar, 32-38 Dukes Place EC3 (020 7729 2973,, 8pm, free. Tube: Liverpool Street Coming SoonTomorrowToday zoMBiES aTE My BRaiN ELECTRO, house and experimental DJs Shane Watcha, left, and Clint Lee share the decks with a special guest who usually only ever headlines Fabric. Lightbox, 6a South Lambeth Place SW8 (07500 667 874,, 10pm, 15. Tube: Vauxhall THE FREEMaSoNS THE disco-house duo who are helping to launch Sophie Ellis Bextor, left, back into the charts, top a bill including The So Called Scumbags, Alex Acuna and Mick James. 15 Aug, The White House, 65 Clapham Park Rd SW4 (020 7498 3388), 9pm, 12, 10 adv. Tube: Clapham Common IF youve seen Seth Greens cameo as himself on entourage you probably think hes a cocky git with an ego out of propor- tion to his pint-sized frame. But 5ft4ins Green reassures me hes nothing of the sort. I feel I have a reputation for having a nice disposition and being engaging with fans, he says. Being able to play around with that image and act like a total a**hole was fun. Does 35-year-old Green, best known for playing Scott in the Austin Powers flicks and oz on Buffy, have his own posse? I have a close group of friends and associates, but I dont surround myself with people who are less talented or less valuable, which is what I take an entourage to be. When he isnt making movies hes working on Robot Chicken, the hilarious stop motion series that lampoons popu- lar culture and, in its latest DvD incar- nation, takes a second stab at Star Wars. He got the idea a few years ago when he was due on a chat show. Id become tired of hearing myself talk and I thought itd be fun to make a short film featuring my action figure from Austin Powers. George Lucas has given Green his blessing, which dumps all over the Star Wars directors grumpy image. He has a wicked sense of humour and is amaz- ingly well-adjusted about his success. And Carrie Fisher voices a plastic Princess Leia, which stirred old memo- ries. I was pre-pubescent, but when I saw her in Return of The Jedi in that metallic bikini I felt all sorts of things awaken in myself. He raves about Fisher, but then Green doesnt have a bad word for anyone -- not notorious control freak Mike Myers (If you have strong opin- ions you tend to make them known and if people agree with you, youre a genius but if they dont, then youre a dick) nor his idol Michael Jackson. Ive always maintained Michaels innocence and his talent, he says. The one bright thing about his death is the outpouring of love for his music. I hope hes found some peace, I really do. SIMON BUTTON Playing chicken: stop motion animator Seth Green 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.html44.html45.html46.html47.html