London Lite Thursday, 8 October 2009 35 LISTINGS SISTER ACT Musical comedy. London Palladium Argyll Street, W1 (0844 412 2704). Tube: Oxford Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 3pm, ends Dec 18, 2010, 17.50- 62.50, SPEAKING IN TONGUES Andrew Bovells thriller. The Duke Of Yorks St Martins Lane, WC2 (0870 060 6623). Tube: Leicester Square. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, ends Dec 12, 10-48.50 STOMP Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswells show. Ambassadors Theatre West Street, WC2 (0844 811 2334). Tube: Leicester Square. Mon, Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm, mats Thu & Sat & Sun 3pm, ends Apr 4, 25-47.50 THAT VOODOO THAT YOU DO An evening of cabaret, theatre and songs. Loom Clipstone Street, W1 (020 7436 0035). Tube: Great Portland Street. Tonight 7pm, ends Oct 22, 5- 7, booking via www.loombar.co.uk THRILLER LIVE A celebration of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 412 4661). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Tue-Fri, Sun 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Sat 4pm, Sun 3.30pm, ends Jan 3, 22.50-53.50 WAR HORSE Michael Morpurgos story. New London Theatre corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street, WC2 (0844 412 4654). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon, Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Tue 7pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends Feb 12, 15-49.50, child/concs 15- 39.50 (Mon-Thu) WE WILL ROCK YOU Musical. Dominion Theatre Tottenham Court Road, W1 (0870 169 0116). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 2.30pm, ends Mar 27, 30-60 WICKED Musical. Apollo Victoria Theatre Wilton Road, SW1 (0844 826 8000). Tube/Rail: Victoria. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, ends Oct 30, 2010, 15-60 THE WOMAN IN BLACK Susan Hills ghost story. Fortune Theatre Russell Street, WC2 (0870 060 6626). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 8pm, mats Tue 3pm, Sat 4pm, ends Dec 21, 2010, 16.50-42.50 GIGS Rock & Pop AARON SHORT Acoustica from the London-based singer-songwriter. Walkabout, Wimbledon The Broadway, SW19 (020 8543 8624). Tonight 8pm, phone for prices VASHTI ANNA AND FRIENDS Acoustic folk and blues from the London-based singer-songwriter. The Hideaway Junction Road, N19 (020 7561 0779). Tube: Archway/ Tufnell Park. Tonight 8pm, free GOLDMINE, BANG BANGS, THE SUMMONS Rock nroll outfit. The Rhythm Factory Whitechapel Road, E1 (020 7375 3774). Tube: Whitechapel. Tonight 8pm, 5, free before 8.30pm BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Indie-rock quartet from London. Heaven Charing Cross Arches, Villiers Street, WC2 (020 7930 2020). Tube/Rail: Charing Cross. Tonight 7pm, 11 ROB BRAVERY Alternative folk from the Bristol singer-songwriter. Monkey Chews Queens Crescent, NW5 (020 7267 6406). Tube: Chalk Farm. Tonight 8pm, 5 CONTIGO EN LA DISTANCIA Traditional South American and Brazilian songs from the 1940s and 50s. Djanogly Concert Pitch, Royal National Theatre Foyer South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3400). Tube/Rail: Waterloo. Tonight 5.45pm, free DOO WOP NIGHT Doo Wop with a contemporary twist, hosted by Miss Williams and Oliver. The Boogaloo Archway Road, N6 (020 8340 2928). Tube: Highgate. Tonight 9pm, phone for prices DR ROBERT The indie singer-songwriter from the Blow Monkeys plays a solo set. Monto Water Rats Grays Inn Road, WC1 (020 7837 4412). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Tonight 7pm, 10 THE FIERY FURNACES The New York-based four-piece play indie-rock. Cargo Rivington Street, EC2 (020 7739 3440). Tube/Rail: Old Street. Tonight 7pm, 10 FIRE BUG, TEAM WILLIAM Psychedelic female-led indie rock. Bar Music Hall Curtain Road, EC2 (020 7613 5951). Tube/Rail: Old Street. Tonight 8pm, free FIVE FLOORS UP Funk-rock from the Canterbury quartet. The Fly New Oxford Street, WC1 (0844 847 2424). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 7pm, 7 GREAT WESTERN PILOTS, DEAD IN THE QUEUE The Southern five-piece play rock and blues. Dublin Castle Parkway, NW1 (020 8806 2668). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 8.30pm, 6, concs 5 THE GREAT INDOORS A showcase of acoustic folk musicians. The Cavendish Arms Hartington Road, SW8 (020 7627 0698). T ube: Stockwell. Tonight 8pm, phone for prices RICHARD HAWLEY, SMOKE FAIRIES The Sheffield singer-songwriter plays alternative pop and country. O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, W12 (0905 020 3999). Tube: Shepherds Bush. Tonight 7pm, 22.50 SUSAN HOWE AND DAVID GRUBBS Boston poet and Brooklyn experimental guitarist collaborate. Southbank Centre, Purcell Room Belvedere Road, SE1 (0871 663 2500). Tube/Rail: Waterloo. Tonight 7.45pm, 10 JOHNNY CASINO & THE SECRETS, VINNY LYNE Australian rocknroll outfit. Buffalo Bar Upper Street, N1 (020 7359 6191). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. Tonight 8pm, 6 RICHIE KOTZEN Rock from the guitarist-vocalist. The Underworld Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7482 1932). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 7.15pm, 15 LACH, THE WORTHLESS ORIGINALS, NINA VIOLET Antifolk singer-songwriter from New York. 12 Bar Club Denmark Place, WC2 (020 7240 2622). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 7.30pm, 6 THE LANTERN SOCIETY A live showcase of local acoustic and folk talent. The Betsey Trotwood, Upstairs Farringdon Road, EC1 (020 7253 4285). Tube/Rail: Farringdon. Tonight 8pm, 3 LIL WAYNE The Grammy award-winning US- based rapper promotes his album Rebirth. HMV Apollo Queen Caroline Street, W6 (0844 844 4748). Tube: Hammersmith. Tonight 7pm, 32.50 BILLY MAHONIE The band play indie-rock. The Lexington Pentonville Road, N1 (020 7837 5371). Tube: Angel/Kings Cross. Tonight 8pm, 6 THE MEN THEY COULDNT HANG Folk-punk from the veteran quartet. The Electric Ballroom Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7485 9006). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 7.30pm, 20, adv 18.50 THE JOHN METCALFE BAND New Zealand-born composer mixes elements of electronic and classical music. Kings Place, Hall One York Way, N1 (0844 264 0321). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Tonight 7.30pm, 11.50-17.50, Saver Seat 6.50 MINUSCULE HEY French indie-pop trio. The Windmill Blenheim Gardens, SW2 (020 8671 0700). Tube/Rail: Brixton. Tonight 8pm, 4, adv 3 BEN MONTAGUE Contemporary rock from the London singer-songwriter. The Luminaire Kilburn High Road, NW6 (020 7372 7123). Tube: Kilburn. Tonight 7.30pm, doors, 7 KRISTYNA MYLES, MAGAZINE GAP The Manchester-based singer performs pop songs. The Bedford, The Globe Theatre Bedford Hill, SW12 (07960 010209). Tube: Balham. Tonight 7.30pm, free NOVEMBER FLEET, EPISODE ONE London-based emo-rock three-piece. South Of The Border Old Street, EC1 (020 7739 4202). Tube/Rail: Old Street. Tonight 8pm, 6, adv 5 OHOLICS, NYLO Swedish alternative rock six-piece. Hope And Anchor Upper Street, N1 (020 7354 1312). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. Tonight 8.30pm, 6, concs 4.50 PIERRE AND THE SHY BAND! Folk from the London-based quartet. The Foundry Great Eastern Street, EC2 (020 7739 6900). Tube/Rail: Old Street. Tonight 7pm, free PIXIES The alt rock four-piece celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album Doolittle. O2 Academy Brixton Stockwell Road, SW9 (0844 477 2000). Tube/Rail: Brixton. Tonight 7pm, 30, phone for availability PLATFORM Noel McKoy presents an acoustic open stage for aspiring musicians. East Village Great Eastern Street, EC2 (020 7739 5173). Tube/Rail: Old Street. Tonight 7pm, free ERIC ROBERSON New Jersey singer-songwriter plays soul and R&B. The Jazz Cafe Parkway, NW1 (0870 060 3777). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 7pm, 17.50 SARAH BETTENS The Belgian acoustic singer-songwriter promotes her album Never Say Goodbye. Bull And Gate Kentish Town Road, NW5 (020 8826 5000). Tube/Rail: Kentish Town. Tonight 8pm, 8 SHABBY ROGUE The indie-folk outfit perform a benefit for a free Tibet. Jamm Brixton Road, SW9 (020 7274 5537). Tube/Rail: Brixton. Tonight 8pm, phone for prices THE SHUFFLE Punk five-piece from Macclesfield. The Victoria Grove Road, E3 (07783 429 226). Tube: Mile End. Tonight phone for details LEON SOMOV, JAZZU The jazz-influenced Lithuanian electronica artist performs. The Lockside Lounge West Yard Dock, NW1 (020 7284 0007). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 8pm, 8 STILL CORNERS Retro indie-pop outfit. Bardens Boudoir Stoke Newington Road, N16 (020 7249 9557). Rail: Dalston Kingsland. 8pm, doors, 4 AMBI SUBRAMANIAM The 12-year-old Indian virtuoso gives a violin performance to coincide with the launch of the DVD of the Global Symphony concert. The Nehru Centre South Audley Street, W1 (020 7491 3567). Tube: Hyde Park Corner. Tonight 6.30pm, free TAYLOR MOON North London singer. The Good Ship, Main Room Kilburn High Road, NW6 (07949 008253). Tube: Kilburn. Tonight 7.30pm, doors, 5 TEITUR Acoustic folk-rock from the singer-songwriter. Bush Hall Uxbridge Road, W12 (020 8222 6955). Tube: Shepherds Bush. Tonight 7.30pm, 12.50 THE 99S, HIGH ABOVE THE STORM, ASH NODE The pop-rock band from Saddleworth promote their eponymous EP. Underbelly Hoxton Square, N1 (020 7837 4412). Tube/Rail: Old Street. Tonight 7pm, 6 IN THE BLACK London-based rock quartet. 93 Feet East, Main Hall Brick Lane, E1 (020 7247 3293). Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street. Tonight 7.30pm, 7, adv 5 A TRIBE CALLED WEST Local indie, rock, folk, blues, punk and electro ensembles and DJs. Ginglik Shepherds Bush Green, W12 (020 8749 2310). Tube: Shepherds Bush. Tonight 8pm, guests 6, mems free TWINKLE BROTHERS Established reggae outfit. The Hootananny Effra Road, SW2 (020 7737 7273). Tube/Rail: Brixton. Tonight 8pm, 10 WILD BEASTS The Leeds-based quartet play offbeat indie-pop. Relentless Garage Highbury Corner, N5 (0870 060 3777). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. Tonight 7pm, 10 WORD SOUND POWER Experimental hip hop, poetry and dance festival featuring Charlie Dark, Spaceape, Jasmin Ann Cooray, John Berkavitch, Super MC Rinse! and Annette Walker. The Albany Douglas Way, SE8 (020 8692 4446). Rail: Deptford/ New Cross. Tonight 8pm, 6 ZERO 7 The Grammy Award-nominated electropop duo. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (0844 482 8008). Tube: Chalk Farm. Tonight 7pm, 20 Jazz & Blues MARC ANTOINE, PAUL BROWN, JESSY J The jazz guitarist performs material from his album Foreign Xchange. Pizza Express Jazz Club Dean Street, W1 (020 7437 9595). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 8.30pm, 25 KIT DOWNES Award-winning jazz pianist. The Forge Venue And Caponata Restaurant Delancey Street, NW1 (07971 851141). Tonight 7pm, 7 FABULOUS DARLING! Jazz and cabaret vocalists, Charlie Bicknell, Alison Limerick and Melinda Hughes. Live! On The Park At Pizza On The Park Knightsbridge, SW1 (020 LISTINGS BOOKING NOW Jackie Oates THE BBC Folk Awards winner, right, has a voice to die for, and comes armed with a superb new album, Hyperboreans, featuring English folk ballads and songs by Alasdair Roberts and Sugarcubes. 15 Oct, The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St W1 (0870 060 3777), 7pm, 10. Tube: Tottenham Crt Rd B@CKROWBLOGS Sendyourreviewsto blogs@thelondonlite.co.uk Cult film is a stage success THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, WYNDHAMS THEATRE WC2 DAVE JOHNS stage version of the cult film sticks so close to the original it feels like its chained there. Andy Dufresne (Kevin Anderson) arrives at Shawshank prison convicted of killing his wife and her lover. Hes stripped (yes, theres full frontal nudity) and soon after is gang raped (also pretty unpleasant) but after a while makes friends with prison veteran Red (Reg E Cathey). Andys banking knowledge gains favour with the brutal wardens, but theres always the threat that things can turn sour. And whats he hiding behind his Rita Hayworth obsession? Even those who know what the twist is will fall for Andy and Reds story all over again -- just like I did. 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