London Lite Monday, 24 August 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Time for a life less ordinarypreston The single Dressed To Kill is out on 6 September. 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC sliimy The catchy tunes of the French popster, right, are uplifting enough for him to get away with the silly spelling of his name (which, apparently, is just to make people smile). hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 hoxton Square N1 (020 7613 0709, hoxton squarebar.com), 7pm, 8.50. Tube: Old St CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Wilco The dreamy American alt.country six-piece, fronted by Jeff Tweedy, right, play tunes from their seventh album, Wilco (The Album). The Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd e1 (0871 230 5595, kililive. com), 7.30pm returns only. Tube: Limehouse tori Amos AmOS, right, who has sold more than 12 million records, plays tunes from 10th album Abnormally Attracted To Sin, produced by her British husband, mark hawley. 10-11 Sep, hmV hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St W6 (0844 844 4748), 6.30pm, 32.50- 35. Tube: hammersmith sister Act ThiS musical, about a soul-singing fugitive who hides in a nunnery, stars Patina miller, right. Until Dec 2010, London Palladium, Argyll St W1 (0844 412 4655, london palladium.co.uk), mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 3pm, 17.50-60. Tube: Oxford Circus Coming SoonTomorrowToday HigH scHool musicAl 2 ADAPTATiON of the second part of the hSm trilogy, with Liam Doyle, right. Until 5 Sep, New Wimbledon Theatre, The Broadway SW19 (0870 060 6646, ambassador tickets.com), mon-Sat 7pm, mats Wed, Fri & Sat 2pm, 18-35. Tube: Wimbledon one FleW over tHe cuckoos nest The Stock exchange Dramatic And Operatic Societys adaptation of Ken Keseys 1962 novel. 8-12 Sep, Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet St eC4 (sedos.co.uk), Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mat Sat 2.30pm, 10-12.50. Tube: Blackfriars House pArty CABAReT sensation David mills, left, is back with a spanking new evening of cutting repartee and pop reinventions. And tomorrow, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane Se11 (020 7820 1222, hotaugustfringe.com), 8pm, 7. Tube: Vauxhall Coming SoonTomorrowToday tHe cutting edge iAN STONe, left, martin Coyote, Paul Thorne, Roger monkhouse, Sean meo and Steve Gribbin entertain with topical comedy games. Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon St SW1 (0844 847 1728, thecomedy store.co.uk), 8pm, 15. Tube: Piccadilly Circus diFFerent clAss eD ByRNe, left, discusses the frustrating nature of lesprit descalier, otherwise known as staircase wit -- the awe- inspiring comebacks you come up with just a little too late. 7-19 Sep, Vaudeville Theatre, Strand WC2 (0870 890 0511, vaudeville-theatre.co.uk), mon & Wed-Sat 8pm, 20- 40. Tube: Charing Cross sWitcH on style hiLDAmAy, left, hopeless heroic, hanjiro and DJ Jun Shimbo perform at this music, art and fashion night, featuring visual art from RhiZ project. Proud, Stables market, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (020 7482 3867, proudcamden. com), 7.30pm, 5, 4 adv. Tube: Camden Town Coming SoonTomorrowToday replAy STeVe NOCeRiNO, left, Diego cK and Anto Retox try to make this minimal techno night the weekly hangout for those in the music industry. The Den & Centro, 18 West Central St WC1 (020 7240 1083, theden andcentro.com), 9pm, 5, 3 concs. Tube: holborn oFFiciAl sW4 AFter pArty DANCe legend eric Prydz, left, tops a bill that includes Sebastien Leger, Spektre (live) and Jnr J, giving South- West Four revellers a chance to party into the night. Sat, Coronet, 26-28 New Kent Rd Se1 (0870 060 1793), 10pm, 25, 20 adv. Tube: elephant & Castle After the 300,000 wedding and quickie divorce, youd think his 10- month marriage to Chantelle is the last thing Sam Preston would want to talk about. But he actually brings it up. I did some really stupid stuff in the past that Im embarrassed about, he says, crunching on an edamame bean salad in a Shoreditch bar. And I treat interviews as therapy. So we sit back on the couch and talk Chantelle. My main aim is that people will put the ridiculous decisions I made down to youthful naivety, he says. Like going on Big Brother and getting mar- ried in OK! magazine. If I re-read the interviews I did then, I just think, What a dick. Preston has a reason for setting the record straight -- he has an electrifying new single to pro- mote, Dressed to Kill. He has ditched his band the Ordinary Boys and gone pop, but is still worried. My big hurdle is Joe Public. I know Im not really liked, he says. One reason is his ex: after their split, she told magazines he wouldnt let her wear fake tan or watch television after 8.30pm. Surely not? I was just trying to act like a husband, he sighs. Shed watch all these soap operas, so Id be like, Shall we put a record on and talk? Happily, the 27-year-old has turned heartache into big, hooky pop on his album Whatever forever (the titles a clue). Hes obviously still selling his marriage -- what does Chantelle think? She hasnt heard it yet, he says, slightly bewildered, like it has just occurred to him. Maybe Ill send her a copy. Prestons current girlfriend has just gone home to America due to visa issues, but he has plenty to distract him. Hes kicked his addiction to sleep- ing pills -- I feel properly awake for the first time in five years -- and is ready to give success another go. You cant help wondering why. Some bad things come with fame, but its what I know and I think Im good at it. AMBER COWAN Going it alone: Prestons ready to be a pop star 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