14 Tuesday, 11 August 2009 London Lite Theatreshowrecreateshurricanehorrors A NEW theatre show is to recreate the horrors of Hurricane Katrina in a disused warehouse by the Thames. The play, Katrina, by Londoner Jonathan Holmes, is based on witness accounts of the hurricane and subsequent floods that hit New Orleans on 29 August 2005. The audience will be forced to flee the rising floodwater at the five-storey Bargehouse at the Oxo Tower Wharf. Katrina runs from 1 to 26 September. Tickets are available through the Young Vic. BY KAREN ATTWOOD Changing: Darcel de Vlugt, aged seven, with vitiligo patches on her legs ComedyDVDs THE KEVIN BISHOP SHOW THE Star Stories actor gets to further demonstrate his considerable comic talents in this wide- ranging sketch show offering fast-paced, witty comedy and brilliant impressions. (2 Entertain, 13.99, cert 18) PAUL BLART MALL COP MILDLY amusing comedy about an over-enthusiastic security guard who is too obese to fulfil his dream of being a State Trooper, so instead roams a boring shopping mall looking for adventure. (Sony, 17.99, cert PG) PAUL JOSEPH POST YOUR iBLOG REVIEWS AT thisislondon.co.uk/lite 1 (1) Now Thats What I Call Music 73 (EMI Virgin/UMTV) 2 (2) Big Tunes -- Back 2 The 90s (Hard2Beat) 3 (4) The Mash Up Mix 2009 (Ministry Of Sound) 4 (3) Gatecrashers Trance Anthems -- 1993-2009 (Rhino) 5 (-) Kerrang -- The Album 09 (Rhino) 6 (6) Ibiza (ATTW/UMTV) 7 (-) Bounce Mania (ATTW/UMTV) 8 (5) Clubland 15 (ATTW/UMTV) 9 (9) Reggae Reggae (UMTV) 10 (-) Pop It Rock It (Walt Disney) Source: The Official UK Charts Company TOP 10 COMPILATIONS Sound&Lite GOSSIP GIRL, SERIES 2, DVD THE coats! The shoes! The artfully tressed hair! If you havent already fallen for Gossip Girl and its beautiful, bitchy characters, get this box set, pray for a rainy weekend and lock yourself away. HELEN, HACKNEY READERS iBLOG Born black... but I turned into a whitewoman A WOMAN who was born black told today of the extreme skin condition that has turned her completely white. Darcel de Vlugt, 23, was born with dark skin but then devel- oped vitiligo, which took the pigment from her entire body. The fashion designer, from Islington, must wear Factor 100 sunscreen even in mild sunshine and struggles to convince people of her heritage. I have a hard job making them believe I was actually born with dark skin, she said. My father worked for the United Nations and we travelled the world a lot with his job. My family believe the stress of mov- ing at such a young age brought on the condition. At 12 I tried UV laser treatment but it didnt work and by then, 80 per cent of my body was white so I decided to leave it. Vitiligo was the skin condition from which Michael Jackson was said to have suffered. It is extremely rare for the entire body to change colour. Miss de Vlugt was five when her parents, both from Trinidad, first noticed white spots on her arm and forehead. Two years later, these were joined by patches on her legs and body. At 17 she had no darker pigment left. She now raises money to increase awareness of vitiligo, explaining: Even though this condition is not life-threatening, the psychological aspects of hav- ing such a visible condition can be quite devastating. The cause is not known but it is thought the body makes anti- bodies to its own pigment cells, which destroys them. People of all races can be affected. A whiter shade: how Darcel de Vlugt looks 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