London Lite Friday, 4 September 2009 19 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Were not out to beat Girls AloudBANANARAmA The single Love Comes is out on Monday. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATREMUSIC NoAh & The WhAle LONDONS indie-folk darlings Charlie Fink, right, and co unveil their stunning second album, The First Days Of Spring, a sublime ode to a break-up. ICA, The Mall SW1 (020 7930 3647), 8pm, returns only. Tube: Charing Cross CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out DAviD FoRD THE trilby-toting indie singer, right, whos supported KT Tunstall, Richard Ashcroft and Elvis Costello plays brand-new instruments he invented and made himself. Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822, thebloomsbury. com), 7.30pm, returns only. Tube: Euston AN eveNiNg WiTh NATe JAmes THE Mobo-nominated soul singer, right, plays songs from his three albums: Set The Tone, Kingdom Falls and Revival. 25 Sep, Jazz Caf, 5 Parkway NW1 (0870 060 3777, jazzcafe.co. uk), 7pm, 16.50. Tube: Camden Town TRoilus AND CRessiDA SHAKESPEARES tale of love, war and Troy stars Matthew Kelly, right, as Pandarus. Until 20 Sep, Shakespeares Globe, 21 New Globe Walk SE1 (020 7401 9919), in rep, tonight 7.30pm, other times vary, 5- 33. Tube: Southwark Coming SoonTomorrowToday Doig! The musiCAl THIS play about a man rejecting capitalism practises what it preaches by giving Mondays takings to an audience member. James Seagrove and Rhys King, right, star. Until 19 Sep, The Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Rd W4 (08701 696 805), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, 10. Tube: Turnham Grn The Rise & FAll oF liTTle voiCe X FACTORS Diana Vickers stars with Lesley Sharp and Marc Warren, right, as a shy singer pushed into the limelight. 8 Oct-30 Jan, Vaudeville Theatre, The Strand WC2 (0870 890 0511), Mon- Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 26-48.50. Tube: Charing Cross NeWsRevue THIS fantastic current affairs gig, left, holds the world record for longest- running live comedy show -- 30 years and counting. Canal Caf Theatre, The Bridge House, Delamere Terrace W2 (020 7289 6054), Thu-Sun 9.30pm, 9.50, 7.50 concs. Tube: Warwick Ave Coming SoonTomorrowToday The voN FRisCh CABiNeT oF PeCuliARiTies ROBIN INCE presents this evening of insect-inspired cabaret with sets from Garth Marenghi, left, Gary Le Strange, Gawkagogo, Martin White and The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra. Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre SE1 (0871 663 2500), 7.30pm, 20, 10 concs. Tube: Waterloo hoNky ToNks DAN ANTOPOLSKI, left, Sarah Kendall, Adams & Rea and Tony Law (MC) give punters things to chuckle about and ponder over at this monthly night. 20 Sep, Madame JoJos, 8-10 Brewer St W1 (020 7734 3040, madamejojos.com), 7pm, 10. Tube: Piccadilly Circus DouBle visioN 3D DISCO presents double acts including Kyau & Albert, left, and Cosmic Gate, plus 3D visuals and 3D glasses for all. What more could you ask? Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St SE1 (08700 600 010, ministryofsound.com), 10.30pm, 15, 13 adv, 6 after 3am. Tube: Elephant & Castle Coming SoonTomorrowToday souNDCRAsh INDIE-ELECTRO band Crazy P, left, play with DJ support from Norman Jay, The Unabombers and Rogue Robots. KoKo, 1a Camden High St NW1 (0870 432 5527, koko.uk. com), 9pm, 15. Tube: RoCk The BoAT MATHEW HORNE, left and Seb Fontaine hit the wheels of steel at this night run by people with learning disabilities. All proceeds go to Mencap. Wed, Proud, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (020 7482 3867, proud camden.com), 7.30pm, 5. Tube: Camden Town Then there were two: Bananaramas Keren and Sara CLUBS BANANARAMA are back, but dont accuse them of jumping on the Eighties reunion bandwagon. Our last album came out two years ago, says Sara Dallin, the ballsy blonde who always somehow seemed the groups leader. Weve never stopped releasing records or playing live. The only difference now is that we have a major label behind us. If we didnt, our new album would still have come out, probably on the internet. It was finished before we were signed. The album, Viva, will be the tenth of Bananaramas near three-decade career, although since the early Nineties, the band has been a duo rather than a trio, featuring Dallin and Keren Woodward. The pair pen their own songs and, judging by Vivas first single, Love Comes, they havent lost the formula for a pop hit. Since we were teenagers, weve had our own vision and been very hands- on, insists Dallin. Were a genuine DIY band. Theres never been a masterplan. Our only aim is to have fun and to make great music. They share a label with The Saturdays and Girls Aloud, but they shrug off comparisons to younger girl groups. Were not trying to compete with 20- year-olds, stresses Woodward. Besides, weve never considered ourselves a girl group. We started out as a punky indie band and our attitude hasnt changed. Their home lives have, however. Dallin now has a 17-year-old daughter and Woodwards eldest son is 22. Arent their kids embarrassed? Not at all, laughs Dallin. They think were cool. Theyve been to gigs before, seen the crowds and realised how successful we once were. My daughter even wears my clothes from the old days. She loves the Vivienne Westwood and Worlds End stuff. If Bananaramas career does take off again, the two women are well-prepared to take success in their stride. Were not shy of hard work and were never late for anything, insists Dallin. We dont even mind early mornings any more. When youve done the school run for 17 years, youre used to them. LISA VERRICO 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