London Lite Thursday, 10 September 2009 19 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Pixiesfortunes are taking offPixie Lott New album Turn It Up is out on Monday. 12PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC tori Amos THE ethereal singer, right, who has been strapped to the piano since she was two, plays tunes from her latest studio album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin. And tomorrow, HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St W6 (0844 844 4748), 6.30pm, 32.50-35. Tube: Hammersmith CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out rockweLL THE acts performing exclusive collaborations at this benefit for the Nordoff-Robbins music therapy charity include Razorlight, right, Joss Stone, Tom Jones, The Hot Rats and Gabriella Cilmi. The 02, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002), 6.30pm, 40-65. Tube: North Greenwich tinchy stryder THE Bow-born grime MC, right, who has worked with N-Dubz, Sugababe Amelle Berrabah and, erm, Craig David scored his first number one this year with the aptly named Number 1. 25 Sep, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100, o2shepherdsbushempire., 7.30pm, 12.50. Tube: Shepherds Bush oLiver! OMID DJALILI and Jodie Prenger, right, star in Dickens story about the singing orphan who wants more gruel. Until 2011, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine St WC2 (0844 412 4660), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 17.50- 65. Tube: Covent Garden Coming SoonTomorrowToday PrisciLLA Queen of the desert JASON DONOVAN, right, continues his reign as the queen of queens in this camp musical about an Aussie journey of discovery. Until May 2010, Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0844 755 0016, priscilla, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 20.75- 65.75. Tube: Leicester Sq the Government insPector ADRIAN MITCHELLS adaptation of Gogols satire, right, is set in a corrupt town thats about to get a visit from an incognito official. 13-31 Oct, The Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Rd W4 (0844 8472 264, uk), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, 14, 12 concs. Tube: Turnham Grn its the stuPid economy MARK THOMAS, left, does an even better job of turning the economy into a joke than the Citys bankers did last year. Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill SE10 (020 8858 7755,, 9.15pm, 15, 10 concs. DLR: Cutty Sark Coming SoonTomorrowToday heAdLiners THE parrot-faced comedian Martin Davis, left (his words), joins Radio 4s Crimes Against Music host Mitch Benn and circuit stalwart Paul Tonkinson. George IV, 185 Chiswick High Rd W4 (020 8566 4067, head, 9pm, 12. Tube: Turnham Green the one And mAny TV IMPRESSIONIST Alistair McGowan, left, shows off his many voices during his first solo tour in more than 10 years. 10 Oct, Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Rd SE3 (020 8463 0100,, 8pm, 15, 13 concs. Rail: Blackheath diGitAL city TENTONATOM, left, Barry Dark and Remote mix twisted electronica, house and techno after a live performance from ambient electronic duo The Beaufort Scale. T Bar, 32-38 Dukes Place EC3 (020 7729 2973, tbarlondon. com), 9pm, free. Tube: Liverpool St Coming SoonTomorrowToday meAn records Presents CLASSICALLY trained pianist Kate Simko, left, spins the mix of techy-house shes now more comfortable with, with support from Cesare vs. Disorder and Rudolf. Lightbox, 6a South Lambeth Place SW8 (thelightboxlondon., 10pm, 10, 8 concs. Tube: Vauxhall the officiAL mAssive AttAck AfterPArty NO FUSS! and Jamm join up to offer Massive Attack fans a place to go after their Brixton gig, with DJ sets from Daddy G, left, and fellow Bristol legends Mr Benn and DJ Derek. 19 Sep, Jamm, 261 Brixton Rd SW9 (020 7274 5537), 10pm, 10 Tube: Brixton SHES supposed to be Britains answer to Rihanna, but so far Pixie Lotts appeal has been her unstarriness: the trips to Upper Crust and Nandos, the fact you get the feeling shes happy just to be able to legally drink. Thanks to a sprinkling of record company fairy dust, though, thats all changing. On Monday, her label Mercury chartered a private jet to Germany -- with Pixie dressed as a sexy pilot. The idea was to celebrate next weeks launch of her impressive debut album, Turn It Up. Its well weird, giggles 18-year-old Pixie as we bounce through turbulence on the way home from Berlin (where she performed her first international gig) to London (where shell perform her first headlining show in Kentish Towns Forum). When I saw it, I couldnt stop laugh- ing! If someone told me six months ago that Id have a plane with my name on it, I wouldve died! Its hard to believe that six months ago, there was only one Pixie in Londons gossip pages. Then Victoria Lott -- nicknamed for her impish size as a baby -- wrote her pop smash Mama Do, scored a No 1, drew com- parisons with Amy Winehouse, Duffy and Adele and had paparazzi rapping on her windows. It may seem like it has been quick to everyone else, but Ive been writing this album since I was 14, says the Essex girl as we hit the runway. I feel like its been a long time com- ing. I had the best years of my life at Italia Conti [the arts school she attended], and I do miss hanging out with my friends and going to Fabric. But this is amazing. And, as if they heard her over the ferocious air conditioning, a planeful of Pixielites -- friends, family and fans -- chant her name. Pixie grabs the Tannoy and tries to shout back but is unable to get much out in between the hearty chuckles of a teenager having an absolute riot. MARTHA DE LACEY Blonde ambition: Pixie started writing her album at 14 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