34 Thursday, 1 October 2009 London Lite34 Thursday, 1 October 2009 London Lite Prick UP YoUr Ears is not for old dears. simon Bents dramatisation of the tortured relationship of playwright Joe orton and his lover kenneth Halliwell is the kind of twisted, tragic tale youd hesitate before taking your mother to. Unless of course youre David Walliams who took his mum and was joined by Boy George, sir ian Mckellen and a full house of theatre- goers last night for a gruelling, but at times creasingly funny drama based on John Lahrs biography of orton. Little Britain star Matt Lucas plays Halliwell, a tortured intellectual who ended up killing the vibrant orton (chris New) when his career and vision began to overtake his own. its a sordid tale, but Lucas plays it camp with a hilarious, fast-paced dialogue of sexual innuendo that had the audience cackling. a fabulous Pamela Hardman (of Heartbeat) plays their adoring landlady Mrs corden, who provides comic relief with sixties housewife humour. New is strong as orton, but it is Lucas who demands your attention. and this is the problem -- hes a captivating showman, but not a convincing murderer (images of Toad of Toad Hall spring too easily to mind). Nevertheless, a hammer to the head for a finale is enough to get anyones ears pricked, heart racing and bum on the edge of their seat. My mum, however, is better off at home with Heartbeat. lUntil 6 December ALittleBritunconvincing Brace yourself: Matt Lucas and Chris New play it camp as Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton in town LAst night... THEATRE Prick Up Your Ears ComedyTheatre HHHII cHARloTTE mElvillE W1 (0844 482 5160). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 15-59 THE MYSTERIES - YIIMIMANGALISO Garrick Theatre Charing Cross Rd, WC2 (0844 412 4662). Tube: Leicester Sq. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 20-45 OTHELLO Trafalgar Studios Whitehall, SW1 (0870 060 6632). Train: Charing Cross. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 15-55 OUR CLASS National Theatre: Cottesloe South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000). Train: Waterloo. 7.30pm, 10-31 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Her Majestys Theatre Haymarket, SW1 (0870 890 1106). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Tue & Sat 2.30pm, 20-55 THE POWER OF YES National Theatre: Lyttelton South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000). Train: Waterloo. 7.30pm, 10-35 PRICK UP YOUR EARS Comedy Theatre Panton St, SW1 (0870 060 6637). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 2.30pm, Sun 4pm, 17.50-49.50 PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT -- CHARITY GALA PERFORMANCE The Ivy Club West St, WC2 (020 7734 5683). Tube: Covent Garden, Embankment. 6pm, perf of Priscilla, Palace Theatre 7pm, 75-175 THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS Adelphi Theatre Maiden Lane, WC2 (0870 895 5598). Train: Charing Cross. Mon-Fri 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Thu 3.30pm, Sat 4pm, 7.50-49.50 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Wyndhams Theatre Charing Cross Rd, WC2 (0844 482 5120). Tube: Leicester Sq. Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 3pm, Sun 4pm, 10-49.50 CinEMA West End Cinemas APOLLO PICCADILLY Regent St, SW1 (0871 220 6000). Tube: Piccadilly Circus Fame 12.10, 2.30, 4.50, 7.10, 9.35 The Godfather noon Julie & Julia 1.40, 4.10, 6.45, 9.20 The Soloist 11.40, 2.05, 4.30, 7.00, 9.30 CINEWORLD HAYMARKET Haymarket, SW1 (0871 200 2000). Tube: Piccadilly Circus Away We Go 11.45, 2.00, 4.15, 6.30, 9.00 Creation 12.15, 3.00, 6.00, 8.45 Julie & Julia noon, 2.45, 5.45, 8.30 CINEWORLD SHAFTESBURY AVE Coventry St, W1 (0871 200 2000). Tube: Piccadilly Circus Adventureland 4.00 Dil Bole Hadippa! 1.00, 4.30, 8.00 District 9 11.30, 1.55, 4.15, 6.40, 9.15 Fame 11.15, 1.45, 4.15, 6.45, 9.15 Gamer 12.15, 2.35, 4.40, 6.55, 9.00 The Hurt Locker 1.00, 9.10 The Soloist 2.20, 3.10, 5.50, 8.40 Whats Your Raashee? 11.20, 3.30, 7.45 CURZON MAYFAIR Curzon St, W1 (0871 703 3989). Tube: Green Park Creation 1.05, 3.30, 6.10, 8.45 The September Issue 1.30, 4.00, 8.55 UKFCFirstPastThePost:Shorts6.30 CURZON SOHO Shaftesbury Ave, W1 (0871 703 3988). Tube: Leicester Sq Birdwatchers noon, 6.05 Born In 68 2.30, 8.20 Broken Embraces 12.40, 3.30, 9.10 Fish Tank 12.30, 3.20, 6.15, 9.00 EMPIRE LEICESTER SQ Leicester Sq, WC2 (0871 471 4714). Tube: Leicester Sq 31 North 62 East 6.15 The Crimson Wing 2.45, 4.45, 6.45, 8.45 Gamer 1.45, 4.15, 6.45, 9.15 The Hangover 2.00, 4.20, 6.40, 9.00 Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince 1.15, 4.40, 8.15 Public Enemies 8.35 The Soloist 2.30, 5.45, 8.30 Sorority Row 4.00, 9.00 Star Trek 1.30, 6.20 Three Miles North Of Molkom 1.00, 3.45, 6.15, 8.50 ODEON COVENT GARDEN Shaftesbury Ave, WC2 (0871 224 4007). Tube: Leicester Sq (500) Days Of Summer 3.40, 6.45, 9.00 Away We Go 3.30, 6.30, 8.50 Fish Tank 3.00, 8.35 The Godfather 3.10, 7.40 ODEON LEICESTER SQ Leicester Sq, WC2 (0871 224 4007). Tube: Leicester Sq Surrogates 1.00, 3.30, 6.00, 8.45 ODEON MEZZANINE Leicester Sq, WC2 (0871 224 4007). Tube: Leicester Sq (500) Days Of Summer 1.15, 2.10, 3.45, 5.00, 6.20, 7.30, 8.50 Coco Before Chanel 2.30, 5.35, 8.20 G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra 2.40, 8.15 The Proposal 12.55, 3.30, 6.05, 8.40 ODEON PANTON ST Panton St, SW1 (0871 224 4007). Tube: Piccadilly Circus The Hurt Locker 2.45, 5.35, 8.25 Mesrine: Killer Instinct 3.00, 6.05, 8.40 Mesrine: Public Enemy No 1 2.30, 5.20, 8.15 Moon 2.00, 4.20, 6.35, 8.50 ODEON TOTTENHAM COURT RD Tottenham Court Rd, W1 (0871 224 4007). Tube: Tottenham Court Rd District 9 3.35, 6.05, 8.45 Fame 3.50, 6.25, 9.00 Surrogates 4.45, 7.00, 9.15 ODEON WEST END Leicester Sq, WC2 (0871 224 4007). Tube: Leicester Sq Dorian Gray 1.55, 8.35 (Sub) 5.45 Inglourious Basterds 1.00, 4.30, 8.00 RAINDANCE FESTIVAL: APOLLO PICCADILLY Regent St, SW1 (0871 220 6000). Tube: Piccadilly Circus Bomber 7.15 Breaking Rocks 6.30 It Came From Kuchar 5.15 Hotaru 4.00 House Of Numbers 2.30 Instant Swamp 8.30 Modern Love Is Automatic 9.15pm Playing Columbine 9.30pm PLANEAT: How To Feed A Planet 4.45 Raindance Film Festival 2009 Shorts Programme 1 3.00 The Slovenian Girl 6.15 You Wont Miss Me 7.00 SCREEN ON BAKER ST Baker St, W1 (0870 066 4777). Tube: Baker St Away We Go 4.25, 8.50 Julie & Julia 3.00 The September Issue 2.15, 6.50 VUE WEST END Cranbourn St, Leicester Sq, WC2 (0871 224 0240). Tube: Leicester Sq Away We Go 1.10, 3.45, 6.15 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 1.50, 4.30, 7.00 District 9 12.30, 3.15, 6.00, 8.50 Fame 12.15, 2.00, 3.00, 4.45, 5.45, 7.30, 8.30, 9.30 The Final Destination 3D 1.40 The Firm 8.40 Funny People 1.30, 5.00, 8.00 Julie & Julia 2.15, 5.15, 8.15 The Time Travelers Wife 1.20, 4.15, 6.45, 9.15 Rep Cinemas BARBICAN CENTRE Silk St, EC2 (0845 120 7500). Tube: Barbican AwayWeGo6.15Creation8.40 December8.30TheHourglass Sanatorium8.00NotByChance6.00 BFI IMAX Charlie Chaplin Walk, SE1 (0870 787 2525). Train: Waterloo Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The IMAX Experience 2.30, 4.45, 7.00 District 9 9.00, 11.30pm Under The Sea 3D 1.00 BFI SOUTHBANK Belvedere Rd, South Bank, SE1 (020 7928 3232). Train: Waterloo NT Live: Alls Well That Ends Well: Live Satellite Transmission 6.45 Birds On Film 6.20 The Godfather 7.40 Playing Away 2.00 Rage 8.40 Scarf Of Mist, Thigh Of Satin 9.00 Swedish Wildcats + Joseph Sarno In Conversation 6.15 CINE LUMIERE Queensberry Place, SW7 (020 7073 1350). Tube: South Kensington Broken Embraces 8.40 Remorques 6.15 ICA CINEMA The Mall, SW1 (020 7930 3647). Train: Charing Cross Good Work 8.30 White Lightnin + Q&A 8.45 PHOENIX CINEMA High Rd, N2 (020 8883 2233). Tube: East Finchley NT Live: Alls Well That Ends Well: Live Satellite Transmission 7.00 Black Narcissus 11am PRINCE CHARLES Leicester Place, WC2 (020 7494 3654). Tube: Leicester Sq Antichrist 1.30 Mesrine: Killer Instinct 1.00, 6.20 Mesrine: Public Enemy No 1 3.30, 8.50 Moon 4.05 Point Break 9.00 Rd House 6.30 RIO Kingsland High St, E8 (020 7241 9410). Rail: Dalston Kingsland The Soloist 3.15, 6.00, 8.45 (Parent And Baby Screening) 12.45pm RIVERSIDE STUDIOS Crisp Rd, W6 (020 8237 1111). Tube: Hammersmith The Man Who Fell To Earth 6.30 Moon 9.00 SCIENCE MUSEUM IMAX Exhibition Rd, SW7 (0870 870 4771). Tube: South Kensington Deep Sea 3D 3.35 Fly Me To The Moon 3D 2.20 Space Station 3D 1.05, 4.45 THE HORSE HOSPITAL Colonnade, WC1 (020 7833 3644). Tube: Russell Sq Breaking Rocks 6.30 thEAtRE THE 39 STEPS Criterion Theatre Piccadilly Circus, W1 (0844 847 1778). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Sat 8pm, mats Tue 3pm, Sat 4pm, ends Oct 23, 2010, 10-39 ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL National Theatre: Olivier South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000). Train: Waterloo. 6.30pm, no late adm, 10 AN INSPECTOR CALLS Novello Theatre Aldwych, WC2 (0844 482 5170). Tube: Covent Garden. Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Thu 2.30pm, Sat 4pm, 12.50-47.50 AVENUE Q Gielgud Theatre Shaftesbury Ave, W1 (0870 950 0915). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Thu 8pm, Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm, Sat 5pm & 8.30pm, 15-50 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS Theatre Royal, Haymarket, SW1 (0845 481 1870). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 15-49.50 CALENDAR GIRLS Noel Coward Theatre St Martins Lane, WC2 (0844 482 5140). Tube: Leicester Sq. Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 5-48.50 CATWALK CONFIDENTIAL Arts Theatre Great Newport St, WC2 (0845 017 5584). Tube: Covent Garden. Tue-Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm, 20 & 29.50 DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS Savoy Theatre Strand, WC2 (0844 871 7615). Train: Charing Cross/ Embankment. Mon-Fri 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Thu 3pm, Sat 4pm, ends Oct 31, 25-50 HAIRSPRAY Shaftesbury Theatre Shaftesbury Ave, WC2 (020 7379 5399). Tube: Holborn. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 3pm, 22.50-62.50 INHERIT THE WIND Old Vic The Cut, SE1 (0870 060 6628). Train: Waterloo. Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm, mats Sat 2.30pm (press night 7pm), 10-48.50 JERSEY BOYS Prince Edward Theatre Old Compton St, W1 (0844 482 5151). Tube: Leicester Sq. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Tue & Sat 2.30pm, 20-60 KURT AND SID Trafalgar Studios Whitehall, SW1 (0844 871 7632). Train: Charing Cross. Mon-Sat 7.45pm, mats Thu & Sat 3pm, 29.50 (on the day only) LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Playhouse Theatre Northumberland Ave, WC2 (0870 060 6631). Train: Charing Cross. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 17.50-58.50 THE LION KING Lyceum Theatre Wellington St, WC2 (0870 243 9000). Train: Charing Cross. Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm, 20-58.50 LOVES LABOURS LOST Shakespeares Globe New Globe Walk, SE1 (020 7401 9919). Train: London Bridge. Today 2pm, 5-33 MAMMA MIA! Prince Of Wales Theatre Coventry St,W1(08708500393).Tube:Leicester Sq.Mon-Thu&Sat7.30pm,Fri5pm& 8.30pm,matsSat3pm,19.50-58 LES MISERABLES Queens Theatre Shaftesbury Ave, SISTER ACT London Palladium Argyll St, W1 (0844 412 2704). Tube: Oxford Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 3pm, 17.50-60 SPEAKING IN TONGUES The Duke Of Yorks St Martins Lane, WC2 (0870 060 6623). Tube: Leicester Sq. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 10-48.50 STOMP Ambassadors Theatre West St, WC2 (0844 811 2334). Tube: Leicester Sq. Mon, Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm, mats Thu & Sat & Sun 3pm, ends Apr 4, 25-47.50 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Donmar Warehouse Earlham St, WC2 (0870 060 6624). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends Oct 3, 15-29 THRILLER LIVE Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Ave, W1 (0844 412 4661). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Tue-Fri, Sun 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Sat 4pm, Sun 3.30pm, 22.50-53.50 WAR HORSE NewLondonTheatreDruryLaneWC2 (08444124654).Tube:CoventGarden. Mon,Wed-Sat7.30pm,Tue7pm,mats Thu&Sat2.30pm,15-49.50 WICKED Apollo Victoria Theatre Wilton Rd, SW1 (0844 826 8000). Train: Victoria. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 15-60 THE WOMAN IN BLACK Fortune Theatre Russell St, WC2 (0870 060 6626). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 8pm, mats Tue 3pm, Sat 4pm, 16.50-42.50 AS YOU LIKE IT Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Theatre New Globe Walk, SE1 (020 7401 9919). Train: London Bridge. 7.30pm, ends Oct 10, 5-33 gigs Rock & Pop ACADEMY LIVE: MURRAY JAMES, DUKES JETTY, STEPHEN LANGSTAFF, VIVA CITY Acoustica from the singer- songwriter. 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