London Lite Monday, 5 October 2009 27 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Theexjustisnt afactorforDiViDiana Vickers The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice previews from Friday 15PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday DIANA VICKERS is forthright about her relationship with fellow X Factor finalist Eoghan Quigg. There was something between us, Im not going to deny that. Whats the point? They did exchange some cheeky snogs for a while, she says, but the honeymoon period was quickly over. He lives in Ireland and Im over here... Hes got a little tattoo on his arm, its Quiggy in Arabic, the 18-year-old continues with an embarrassed giggle. Its easy to see what he saw in DiVi -- her enthusiasm is infectious, if a little exhausting. She only falters when I ask for her verdict on Quiggs critically panned album. Ive actually got that on my iPod, she says, her eyes begging me not to ask any more questions. I think it did really well in Ireland... Maybe it wasnt his time? But were not here to talk about Eggnog. Since they parted ways, Vickers has gigged on the X Factor tour, moved to London (she lives in Battersea), recorded an album and not only started wearing shoes, but turned into a proper style icon. I opened Heat one day and it was, like, four pages of my look. They even had pictures of me when I was a baby. Were chatting in a rehearsal studio where shes preparing for her latest role -- a West End production of The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice. Its her first stage appearance since playing Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music at college: I was in an all-girls school so we had to play male parts. Shell be treading the boards till January, then shell start promoting her album. It all sounds totally exhausting. How does she relax? By more going out. If Im working all day I dont want to go home and do nothing because I feel like Im not living, she says, melodramatically. After our Thursday evening interview shes off to Harrods, then to Ruth Lorenzos for dinner, then out for a few drinks... Yes, its just a quiet one. I dont even get her started on what shes up to at the weekend. LAUREN PAXMAN Big break for Little Voice: X Factors Diana Vickers Bat For Lashes BOTH albums by 29- year-old Natasha Khan, right, have been nominated for the Mercury Prize. Hear her greatest hits tonight. And tomorrow, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 482 8008,, 7pm, 20. Tube: Chalk Farm Pixies THESE punk rockers, right, inspired Nirvana, Radiohead, U2 and many more without ever achieving mainstream success themselves. Until Fri, O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Rd SW9 (0870 060 0100), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Brixton LittLe noise sessions EdiTORS, Mika, Taio Cruz, Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk, right, and Florence + The Machine are some of the performers at this years intimate charity gigs hosted and curated by Jo Whiley. 16-22 Nov, Union Chapel, Compton Terrace N1 (0870 120 1349), 6.30pm, 40. Tube: Highbury & islington a Funny Look at imPressions JAN RAVENS, left, talks about the history and psychology of impressions before transforming herself into Natasha Kaplinsky, Hazel Blears and more. Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave W1 (0870 8900 149), 7.30pm, 20-45. Tube: Piccadilly Circus For one night onLy TiME OUT throws together another top-dollar line-up including Phil Kay, left, Milton Jones, Pete Firman, Stephen K Amos and Jarred Christmas (MC). Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822, thebloomsbury. com), 7.30pm, 20, 17.50 concs. Tube: Euston stePhen merchant RiCKY GERVAiSS lankily oversized sidekick, left, showcases his latest material. Expect self- deprecating jokes aplenty. 12-17 Oct, Artsdepot, 5 Nether St, Tally Ho Corner N12 (020 8369 5454,, Mon-Sat 8pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: West Finchley Prick uP your ears GWEN TAYLOR, Chris New and Matt Lucas, right, star in the tale of Orton and Halliwell. Until 6 dec, Comedy Theatre, Panton St SW1 (0870 060 6637), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 2.30pm & Sun 4pm, 17.50-49.50. Tube: Piccadilly Circus FounD in the grounD HOWARd BARKERS new play, right, sounds quite barking -- with its urinating nurses, headless women mechanical dogs and all. Until 11 Oct, Riverside Studios, Crisp Rd W6 (020 8237 1111), Tue-Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm, mat Sat 3pm, 10-15. Tube: Hammersmith motherLanD THiS drama recounts the true stories of women whose lives were changed by the conflicts in iraq and Afghanistan. With Helen Embleton, right. 19 Oct-7 Nov, Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower St WC2 (020 7240 6283), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, 8-10. Tube: Leicester Sq Bite KiCK off your week with an addictive mix of electro, indie, disco and hip hop courtesy of Bite dJs Lydia, left, ian Marcus and Complexus. Punk, 14 Soho St W1 (020 7734 4004,, 10pm, 5, 3 concs. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd White heat THE QUiETUS presents three of its favourite post- punk bands, HTRK, Factory Floor and ddd, followed, as ever, by sets from resident dJs Matty, left, and Olly. Madame JoJos, 8-10 Brewer St W1 (020 7734 3040, whiteheatmayfair. com), 8pm, 6, 5 adv. Tube: Piccadilly Circus the canaL Party #6 CELEBRATE Halloween in the venues winter marquee with Count dracula, aka Stuart Patterson, left, and zombies Si Kurrage and Mr Shiver. 31 Oct, Grand Junction Arms, Canal Bridge, Acton Lane NW10 (020 8965 5670), 9pm, 12, 9 adv. 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