London Lite Thursday, 17 September 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Putting all her FaithinbeautyPALOMA FAITH The singer plays Scala tonight. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrow Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday ID RATHER not spoil the surprise, laughs Paloma Faith, when asked what her Scala show may hold in store. Just hype it up as a big wave of magic and beauty! Given that her last London gig involved giant dominoes, balloons and stage-wear that appeared to be designed by Tim Burton and David Lynch, theres every chance this one will boast visual flourishes. Im trying to organise the set via email, confides the 24-year-old Hackney-born singer, while going between Italy and France for concerts and promo, so lets hope it happens... Prior to recording her debut album Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?, out in two weeks, the chan- teuse was a magicians assistant, thea- tre director, burlesque show singer and actress. In the first job, she says in her squeaky speaking voice, people always asked me how the tricks were done. I was like: cant you just accept the wonder of the illusion, instead of examining the murky underbelly? She acted in St Trinians and appears opposite the late Heath Ledger in the new Ter ry Gilliam film, T he Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus. I saw it last week and was profoundly moved. I play one of the pawns in the game between good and evil. It links in with my album and shows -- it bemoans the lack of imagination and storytelling thats come upon our culture. We need to appreciate the beauty we take for granted and not forget how amazing it is to wake up in the morning. As new single New York prepares to propel her cabaret-soul into the charts (The man I thought was the one went to New York and fell in love with the city and didnt want to come back), Faith is adamant that, Im an individual. But its wonderful that women are monopolis- ing the music industry for a change. Her childhood love of fantasy films like Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story is something Ive never really grown out of. I guess Ive just added a tinge of adulthood. Its innocence under a shadow of experience. You take the best of both. CHRIS ROBERTS Mirror, mirror: cabaret-soul star Paloma Faith GOLdMIne LETS WRESTLE, right, who have been described by NME as basically f**king genius, are supported by Niteflights, The Dissenters and The Collectable Few. Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel Rd E1 (020 7375 3774, rhythmfactory., 8pm, 6. Tube: Aldgate East/Whitechapel COLdPLAy CHRIS MARTIN, right, and co are supported by Jay-Z, Girls Aloud and White Lies at this weekends pop extravaganza. And Sat, Wembley Stadium, Wembley (0871 2200 260), 4pm, 44-63. Tube: Wembley Park TrAnsGressIve reCOrds FIFTH AnnIversAry THE labels best artists, including Young Knives, right, Foals and Johnny Flynn, perform at this three-day showcase. 24-26 Sep, Thu & Fri Heaven, Craven St WC2 (020 7930 2020), 7pm, 14. Tube: Charing Cross, Sat Union Chapel, Compton Terrace N1 (0870 120 1349), 5pm, 14. Tube: Highbury & Islington ArOund THe HOrn JACK WHITEHALL, left, Josie Long, The Penny Dreadfuls and Dan Clark get us giggling at this benefit in aid of Save The Rhino. Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822,, 7.30pm, 16, 14 concs. Tube: Euston THe ILLeGAL TOur FOLLOWING in the footsteps of Dudley Moore and Victoria Wood, Kev Orkian, left, is the latest comedy pianist to look out for. Leicester Square Theatre, 5 Leicester Place WC2 (0844 847 2475, leicestersquaretheatre. com), 8pm, 12.50, 10 concs. Tube: Leicester Sq reAdy FOr THIs? TIM MINCHIN, left, the ridiculously talented Aussie comedian and singer, is preparing to make us chuckle uncontrollably next month. 23-24 Oct, HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St W6 (08448 444748), 7.30pm, 20. Tube: Hammersmith TALenT SUZIE TOASE and Leanne Rowe, right, star in Victoria Woods new version of her 1978 play. Until 14 Nov, Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, 51-53 Southwark St SE1 (020 7907 7060, menier, Tue-Sat 8pm, mats Sat & Sun 3.30pm, 20-25. Tube: London Bridge enrOn SAMUEL WEST, Tom Goodman Hill and Tim Pigott-Smith star in this drama, right, directed by Rupert Goold about the infamous financial swindle. Until 7 Nov, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Sq SW1 (020 7565 5000, royalcourttheatre. com), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 3pm, returns only. Tube: Sloane Sq MAny rOAds TO PArAdIse A BITTERSWEET comedy, right, about six interlinked lives. Miriam Karlin stars. 6 Oct-14 Nov, Jermyn St Theatre, 16b Jermyn St SW1 (020 7287 2875, jermynstreettheatre., Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mat Sun 5pm, 14-18. Tube: Piccadilly Circus HerOes And vILLAIns DEAN GOLDEN, left, and Joe Le Groove provide the soundtrack to fashion shows from up-and- coming designers at this pre-Fashion Week special. Hoxton Pony, 104-108 Curtain Road EC2 (020 7613 2844,, 6pm, free. Tube: Old St GrOOvy WOnderLAnd LATENIGHTLONDON.COM launches a club night in the basement of The Loop with Rose Royce, left, performing Seventies smash hit Car Wash live. The Loop, 19 Dering St W1 (020 7493 1003,, 6pm, 10, free before 10pm. Tube: Oxford Street IndIeOke PROVE to your mates youre the next Albarn, Cocker or Kapranos at this live band karaoke night, compered by Art Bruts Eddie Argos, left. 2 Oct, Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper St N1 (020 7359 6191,, 8.30pm, 5. 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