London Lite Wednesday, 5 August 2009 13 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Imhappytobe acontrol freak 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC Jefferson starship The Californian psych- rockers have been through numerous line-ups since the Seventies. See their latest, featuring Paul Kantner and Diane Mangano, right, tonight. electric Ballroom, 184 Camden high St NW1 (020 7485 9006), 7.30pm, 28. Tube: Camden Town CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Wild Beasts The operatically talented hayden Thorpe leads his band, right, through songs from their critically acclaimed second album, Two Dancers. hoxton hall, 130 hoxton St N1 (020 7684 0060,, 7pm, 10. Tube: Old St Coldplay ChriS MarTiN, right, and co try to top Take Thats Wembley extravaganza. in support are Girls aloud (Fri) and Jay-Z (Sat). 18-19 Sep, Wembley Stadium, empire Way (0844 277 4321,, 4pm, returns only. Tube: Wembley Park les MiseraBles DreW SariCh, right, stars as Jean Valjean in this production that has been going for almost 25 years. Until Feb 2010, Queens Theatre, 52 Shaftesbury ave W1 (020 7494 5040), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 20-55. Tube: Piccadilly Circus Coming SoonTomorrowToday luv ThOMaS SaiNSBUryS black comedy, right, is about finding love when youre a paid-up member of generation text. Until 15 aug, Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower St WC2 (020 7240 6283,, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, 12. Tube: Leicester Square i Bought a Blue Car today aLaN CUMMiNG, right, mixes personal anecdotes with songs by Frank Sinatra and Cyndi Lauper. 1-6 Sep, Vaudeville Theatre, Strand WC2 (0870 890 0511), Tue-Sun 8pm, mats Sat & Sun 4pm, 12.50-37.50. Tube: Charing Cross the huMan Conditioner iN The MeaNTiMe, left, present their unusual take on sketch comedy with this fantastically silly show. and Sat-Sun, Camden head, 100 Camden high Street NW1 (020 7485 4019,, 7.15pm, 7.50. Tube: Camden Town Coming SoonTomorrowToday What i Meant to say Was... DarK, acerbic comedy from irishman Sean hughes, left, who is heading to Big Chill this weekend. hen & Chickens, 109 St Pauls rd N1 (020 7704 2001, henandchickens. com), 7.30pm, 8. Tube: highbury & islington things COMeDy circuit favourite ross Noble, left, shows off his latest material, in between some masterful ad-libbing. 14 Sep-24 Oct, apollo Theatre, W1 (0844 412 4658,, Mon-Sat 8pm, 25-35. Tube: Piccadilly Circus nonClassiCal DJ GaBrieL PrOKOFieV, left, from contemporary classical record label Nonclassical, hosts this night that takes inspiration from baroque, techno, grime, classical and avant-garde music. The Macbeth, 70 hoxton St N1 (020 7749 0600), 8pm, 5. Tube: Old St Coming SoonTomorrowToday gazs roCkin Blues GaZ MayaLL, left, has been hosting this night of basement ska and r&B for almost 30 years. Tomorrow hes joined by rude Boy rascal. St Moritz, 159 Wardour Street W1 (020 7437 0525,, 10pm, 8, 6 before 11pm. Tube: Tottenham Court rd sugarBeat CluB reSiDeNTS Utah Saints, left, share the rave decks with eddy Temple Morris, a. Skillz, Jurassik and Mooqee. 14 aug, Jamm, 261 Brixton rd SW9 (020 7274 5537, brixtonjamm. org), 9pm, 10, 8 before midnight. Tube: Brixton I have a hard time if somebody doesnt like me, says Katherine heigl, but there are millions of people who dont like me. Thats hard to believe. heigl is hugely popular as Dr Izzie Stevens on Greys anatomy and after Knocked Up and 27 Dresses she is second only to Jennifer aniston as hollywoods go-to romcom girl. heigl -- who made a slew of iffy Tv films before joining Greys anatomy in 2005 -- is sanguine about success. Shes glad it didnt happen in her teens because at 30 shes better able to handle those who doubt her talent. at 18 it wouldve broken my heart. Now I can live with it and not let it eat away at me, she says. In The Ugly Truth shes a control freak talk show producer sparring with Gerard Butlers profane shock jock. heigl says her character is every guys nightmare because theres no room for being spontaneous but confesses she can be a control freak herself. I like to be very prepared. If Im travelling I like to have my toiletries kit, my leggings and my special socks so Im comfortable and not stressing about it. She says this with the sweetest of smiles. No wonder rock singer-songwriter Josh Kelley fell for her when they met a couple of years ago, though heigl went head over heels too. Madly in love within five weeks, engaged within nine months, she beams. I didnt want to mess around. Like her character in The Ugly Truth, she had a checklist of what to look for in a mate. Does he love animals? Does he have a sense of humour? General stuff. Josh has a lot of qualities I was looking for plus others I couldnt have imag- ined. hes pretty great. Despite Greys anatomy, heigl has no intention of playing a medic on the big screen. Thats the day job. Its fascinating but I want to explore other roles. Thats the fun part of being an actor. Kids are also on the agenda. But I dont want to give up my career. Its about finding the balance so hopefully they wont grow up thinking its like Mommie Dearest 2. SIMON BUTTON On a roll: Katherine Heigl at the Ugly Truth premiere last night katherine heigl The Ugly Truth (15) is out today. 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