London Lite Friday, 9 October 2009 23 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS CelebrityGests world of weirdDAVID GEST My Life! A Musical Concert Extravaganza is at Hammersmith Apollo next Wednesday. 14PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday CHATTING to David Gest, you cant help wondering whether hes high on life or hard drugs. Do you believe in lepre- chauns? he asks in a voice that suggests hes about to reveal where a pot of gold is. Michael Jackson and I always believed it was important to be around leprechauns as much as possible. Hes talking about The Little People Of Davidland, who feature in the My Life! A Musical Concert Extravaganza line-up. But gradually it dawns on me that hes actually talking about midgets. When I point out he probably shouldnt call them leprechauns, he barely bats a surgically lifted eyelid. The little people bring me luck! he trills. Gest says his new show, in which the 56-year-old performs backflips, is a celebration of the music he loves. It stars dear friends Dennis Edwards of The Temptations, The Stylistics Russell Thompkins, Candi Staton, Percy Sledge and, er, Pete Doherty. At the end, everyone will sing MJs Human Love as a tribute to the king of pop. As if those elements werent random enough, it also features made-up char- acters like Minge Lecocka, the Von Snatch Family Singers and the Chinese Girls With Herpes. So its not exactly family entertainment? I mentioned the Chinese Girls With Herpes when I was on Im A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Gest sniffs. That was on prime-time ITV1. Going into the jungle was a good move for Gest. Before it, he was known as the former Mr Liza Minnelli, whose unusual looks could be taken as a warning about the dangers of plastic surgery. After it, he was a star in his own right, celebrated for his take-no- prisoners stance towards spiders and his catchphrase: Holy focaccia! Hes keen to get back on TV and has a couple of projects in the pipeline. Its comedy. I love entertaining people. I dont know if youd call what I do acting. I dont know if youd call it comedy. AMBER COWAN Leprechaun love: the former Mr Liza Minnelli KID CHAMPION THIS Twickenham-based, post-punk trio fronted by Max Walsh, right, have more hooks than a tackle shop. If youre a fan of XTC, youll probably fall hook, line and sinker. Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (barflyclub. com), 10.30pm, 8. Tube: Chalk Farm BEST MEDICINE TOur 2009 -- rEPEAT PrESCrIPTION DAVE SPIKEY, left, once a biomedical scientist in Bolton, has updated the material from last years Best Medicine tour. 29 Nov, Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon St WC1 (020 7388 8822, thebloomsbury. com), 7.30pm, 19.50, 17.50 concs. Tube: Euston Coming Soon SECrETSuNDAzE HOUSE and techno party promoters secretsundaze fly in DJs Seth Troxler, left, and Osunlade for their 2009 closing party. Sun, MOS Courtyard, Newington Causeway SE1 (secretsundaze.net), 2pm, 20, 16.50 adv, 10 after 10pm. Tube: Elephant & Castle Tomorrow 3D DISCO MIXMAG hosts a brilliant line-up of Damian Lazarus, left, and Sneaky Sound System, D.Ramirez and Yousef -- accompanied by stunning 3D visuals. Matter, The O2, Peninsula Square SE10 (020 7549 6686, matterlondon.com), 10pm, 10, 5 concs. Tube: North Greenwich Today DANCE ON GlASS EXPECT fidget house, dubstep, disco, electro, breaks and more plus sets from Esser, left, Solo and TidyRhythm. The Westbury Bar, 34 Kilburn High Rd NW6 (020 7625 7500), 8pm, 5, 3 before 11pm, free before 9pm. Tube: Kilburn Pk Coming SoonTomorrowToday ENDGAME MARK RYLANCE and Simon McBurney, right, star as a blind old man and his servant in Becketts drama. Until 5 Dec, Duchess Theatre, Catherine St WC2 (0870 890 0149, duchesstheatre.co.uk), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 3pm, 20- 46. Tube: Covent Gdn IT FElT EMPTy WHEN THE HEArT WENT AT FIrST BuT IT IS AlrIGHT NOW CLEAN BREAK presents this promenade theatre piece, right, about the life of reluctant prostitute Dijana Polancec. Until 31 Oct, Arcola Theatre, 27 Arcola St E8 (020 7503 1646), Mon-Sat 7.45pm, mat Sat 3pm, 16, 10 concs. Rail: Dalston Kingsland DANIEl MErrIWEATHEr MARK RONSONS Aussie R&B protg, right, belts out hits including Stop Me, Change and Red alongside other tunes from his debut album, Love & War. And Sun, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green W12 (0870 060 0100, o2shepherdsbushempire. co.uk), 7pm, 16. Tube: Shepherds Bush MuSE DEVONS famous exports, right, play the venue that should suit their supersized ambitions perfectly. 12-13 Nov, The O2, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002, theo2.co.uk), 6.30pm, 41.25. Tube: North Greenwich AluN COCHrANE IS A DAyDrEAMEr (AT NIGHT) THE Glasgow-born comic, left, claims to be arguably the best comedian youve never heard of. Head to his show tonight to see if hes right. And tomorrow, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St W1 (0870 429 6883), 9.30pm, 12, 10 concs. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd THE ONE AND MANy THIS is the first tour in 10 years for impressionist Alistair McGowan, left. See how long it takes you to recognise the film stars, footballers and television personalities. Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Rd SE3 (020 8463 0100, blackheathhalls.com), 8pm, 15, 13 concs. Rail: Blackheath FIVE-MINuTE FESTIVAl LOST, a theatre company for those aged under 27, presents 30 five-minute plays over three days, right. 27-31 Oct, LOST, 208 Wandsworth Road SW8 (0844 847 1680, losttheatre.co.uk), 7.30pm, 10, 8 concs. Tube: Stockwell 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html