IN&OUTTONIGHT LISTINGS 34 Friday, 9 October 2009 London Lite LISTINGSCRAZY SEXY COOL AT THE CLAPHAM GRAND Funky house and disco. St Johns Hill SW11 (020 7223 6523). Rail: Clapham Junction. Fri 10pm- 3am, w/flyer 8, 5 before midnight DALEK AT CORSICA STUDIOS Hip hop night. Farrell Court SE17 (020 7703 4760). Tube: Elephant And Castle. Sun 7.30pm-late, 9 DECADENCE AT BELUSHIS BAR Dance and party anthems. Borough High St SE1 (020 7939 9700). Tube: Borough. Fri 9pm-4am, free before 10pm DECORUM AT THE PRIORY R&B, funk, soulful house and garage. The Mall W5 (020 88400706). Sun phone for details DECADENCE AT ST MORITZ DGlam rock and punk. Wardour St W1 (020 7437 0525). Tube: Tottenham Crt Rd. Sat 10pm- 3.30am, 6 DEEP FUNK AT MADAME JOJOS Funk, jazz and break dancers. Brewer St W1 (020 7734 3040). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Fri 10pm-3am, 8, 6 before 11pm DESERT ISLAND DISCO AT THE AMERSHAM ARMS An open decks night. New Cross Rd SE14 (020 8469 1499). Rail: New Cross. Sat 8pm- 3.30am, 1, free before 10pm DISCO 3000 AT ESCAPE SOHO DJ Tasty Tim plays disco and party. Brewer St W1 (07833 327002). Fri 6pm-3am, 4 ELECTRIC CIRCUS AT THE SCALA Gaza fundraiser night headed by dub and reggae live act Zion Train. Pentonville Rd N1 (020 7833 2022). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Fri 10pm- 6am, 12, adv 8.50 EVERYBODY DANCE AT UP THE CREEK Dance, club classics and 1970s disco. Creek Rd SE10 (020 8858 4581). DLR: Cutty Sark For Maritime Greenwich; Rail: Greenwich. Sat 11pm-2am, 8 FEELING GLOOMY AT O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON Melancholy pop and indie. N1 Centre, Parkfield St N1 (0844 477 2000). Tube: Angel. Sat 10.30pm-4am, doors, 8, 6 before midnight, adv 4 DANCE ON GLASS AT THE WESTBURY Electro indie disco. Kilburn High Rd NW6 (020 7625 7500). Tube: Kilburn Park. Fri 9pm- 3am, 5, 3 before 11am FOOLS PARADISE: ROCK N ROLL PARTY AT THE BETSEY TROTWOOD Rocknroll and rockabilly. Farringdon Rd EC1 (020 7253 4285). Tube/Rail: Farringdon. Sat 8.30pm- 1am, 3 THE FRENCH RIVIERA CLUB AT THE PLAYER Disco, funk and house. Broadwick St W1 (020 7494 9125). Tube: Oxford Circus. Sat 8pm-2am, 5, free before 9pm BOUTIQUE AT ARCHANGEL Soul and house. Kensington High St W8 (020 7938 4137). Tube: High St Kensington. Fri 9pm-late, 7, 5 before 11pm GLAMOUR AT TAMARAI R&B, hip hop and funky house. Drury Lane WC2 (020 7831 9399). Fri 10pm-3am, 15 GRIND A GO-GO AT BETHNAL GREEN WORKINGMENS CLUB Burlesque and 50s rocknroll. Pollard Row E2 (020 7739 2727). Tube: Bethnal Green. Sat 9pm-2am, 8 GUANABARAS 5TH BIRTHDAY AT GUANABARA Samba, jazz and latin. Parker St WC2 (020 7242 8600). Tube: Holborn. Sat 5pm-late, 10 HUSTLE AT OAK BAR Residents supply indie. Green Lanes N16 (020 7354 2791). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. Sat 9pm-2am, 5 ITS A PARTY AT THE PEACOCK CAFE Tracks from 1980s to 2000s, plus Burlesque cabaret. Falcon Rd SW11 (0207 228 3130). Clapham Junction. Sat 8pm-2.30am, 5, guestlist free, free before 11pm JALAPENO SOUNSYSTEM AT THE BIG CHILL HOUSE Hip hop, disco and house. Pentonville Rd N1 (020 7427 2540). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Sat 9pm-3am, 5, free before 10pm JUICEBOX AT THE WESTBURY Pop, dance, R&B and indie. Kilburn High Rd NW6 (020 7625 7500). Tube: Kilburn Park. Sat 8pm-3am, 5, 3 before 10pm KIDOLOGY AT CHERRYJAM Disco, house, electro & pop. Porchester Rd W2 (020 7727 9950). Tube: Royal Oak. Fri 7pm-late, 10 LAST CHANCE TO DANCE AT 93 FEET EAST Electro and grunge rock. Brick Lane E1 (020 7247 3293). Tube/Rail: Liverpool St. Sat 7pm-1am, 7, adv 5 LASERMAGNETIC AT SOSHO Electronic disco. Tabernacle St EC2 (020 7920 0701). Tube/Rail: Old St. Sat 9pm-4am, 5 LDOD AT THE LAST DAYS OF DECADENCE 20s jazz night. Shoreditch High St E1 (020 7729 2896). Tube/Rail: Old St. Sat 8pm- 2am, 9, concs 7 LOST AND FOUND AT MADAME JOJOS Blues, rock and Northern Soul. Brewer St W1 (020 7734 3040). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Sat 10pm-3am, 8 LOST PRESENTS SPACEBASE AT PLASTIC PEOPLE Hip hop, electro and techno. Curtain Rd EC2 (020 7739 6471). Tube/Rail: Old St. Sat 10pm-4am, 7 I LOVE THE 80S AT THE JAZZ CAFE Pop, indie, disco, cheese and rock. Parkway NW1 (0870 060 3777). Tube: Camden Town. Sat 10.30pm- 3.30am, 4 LOVE BITES AT ON THE ROCKS Synth pop and 1980s rock. Kingsland Rd E2 (020 7688 0339). Tube/Rail: Old St. Fri 10pm-2am, 5, free before midnight MOFOFEST AT BARDENS BOUDOIR Indie electro nigh. Stoke Newington Rd N16 (020 7249 9557). Rail: Dalston Kingsland. Sat 8pm-4am, 6 MUY GUPO AT SALVADOR AND AMANDA Current chart and indie. Great Newport St WC2 (020 7240 1551). Tube: Leicester Sq. Sat 9pm-3am, 10, guestlist 5 OH WHAT A LOVELY RECESSION AT THE PEACOCK CAFE Cheesy track, Burlesque. Falcon Rd SW11 (0207 228 3130). Clapham Junction. Fri 8pm-2.30am, 5, guestlist free, free before 11pm OLD-SKOOL R&B THERAPY AT THE ELBOW ROOM DJ Ash plays retro R&B. Chapel Market N1 (020 7278 3244). Tube: Angel. Fri 9pm-3am, 5 ONE PARTY STATE AT THE BARFLY, CAMDEN Electro indie disco. Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (0844 847 2424). Tube: Chalk Farm. Sat 10pm-late, 5 OUT THE BOX AT THE WHITEHOUSE Funk, garage and dubstep night. Clapham Park Rd SW4 (020 7498 3388). Tube: Clapham Common. Fri 9pm-5am, 10, 8 before 11pm PEACHES & CREAM AT MANGOS Bhangra. Pennington St E1 (07944 492444). Tube: Tower Hill/Wapping. Fri 10pm- late, last adm 2am, 15 POINT BLANK AT YE OLDE AXE Garage, punk, rocknroll and blues. Hackney Rd E2 (07968 915482). Tube/Rail: Old St. Fri midnight-6am, 5 PUMP UP THE VOLUME AT THE UNDERWORLD Indie and rock. Camden High St NW1 (020 7482 1932). Tube: Camden Town. Fri 11pm- 3am, 6, NUS/w/flyer 4 PUZZLE PROJECT AT CLUB 414 Breaks, trance and dance. Coldharbour Lane SW9 (020 7924 9322). Tube/Rail: Brixton. Fri 10pm- 6am, 10, 8 before midnight REMIX THE ULTIMATE REMIX SELECTION AT ESCAPE SOHO R&B and dance remixes. Brewer St W1 (07833 327002). Sat 9pm-3am, phone for prices ROLLER DISCO AT RENAISSANCE ROOMS Old school roller disco. Arches, Miles St SW8 (0844 736 5375). Tube/Rail: Vauxhall. Fri 8pm- 2am, 12.50 ROUGH KIDS! AT DIRTY SOUTH Indie and rock. Lee High Rd SE13 (020 8852 1267). Fri 8pm-2am, 5 SALSA FUSION AT 229, ROOM VENUE 1 Salsa, plus dance classes. Great Portland St W1 (020 7323 7229). Tube: Great Portland St. Fri phone for times, 8 SHAKE AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM Disco and pop and party anthems. Camden High St NW1 (020 7485 9006). Tube: Camden Town. Sat 10pm-3am, 10, NUS/Mems 8 SOHO CHIC AT LVPO Residents spin funk. Dean St W1 (020 7434 3399). Tube: Leicester Sq. Sat 9pm-3am, 8, free before 10pm SIN CITY AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM Rock and metal. Camden High St NW1 (020 7485 9006). Tube: Camden Town. Fri 10.30pm-3am, 7, w/flyer 5 before 11.30pm SLAM DUNK AT RELENTLESS GARAGE Resident DJs spin pop-punk, emo, ska, metal, screamo and hardcore. Highbury Corner N5 (0870 060 3777). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. Fri 10.30pm-late, 6 SOUNDCRASH AT VILLAGE UNDERGROUND Dub, electro and techno. Holywell Lane EC2 (020 7422 7505). Tube/Rail: Old St. Fri 8pm-late, 12 lTIME FOR HEROES AT PROUD Indie rock night. The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd NW1 (020 7482 3867). Tube: Camden Town. Sun 7pm-1am, 5 TYPICALLY TROPICAL AT THE REST IS NOISE Hip hop, dubstep, dance, reggae, disco and house. Brixton Rd SW9 (020 7346 8521). Fri 9pm-3am, 2, mems 1 TROPIKALIA AT DUST Funk, reggae and R&B. Clerkenwell Rd EC1 (020 7490 5120). Tube/Rail: Farringdon. Sat 7pm-4am, 10, adv 7 TWEE AS F**K AT BUFFALO BAR Indie pop disco. Upper St N1 (020 7359 6191). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. Fri 9pm-3am, 6, concs 5 WETYOURSELF AT CLUB AQUARIUM Electro and minimal tunes. Old St EC1 (020 7251 6136). Tube/Rail: Old St. Sun 10pm-4am, 10, w/flyer 5 THE WHOLE THING AT DEX CLUB Northern soul night. Brixton Rd SW9 (020 7326 4455). Tube/Rail: Brixton. Fri 10pm-6am, 10, NUS 5 before 11pm COMEDY APOLLO THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0870 890 1101). Tube: Piccadilly Circus Ross Noble: Things. Surreal stand- up from the award-winning comic. Not suitable for under 15s. Tonight & Sat 8pm, 20-65 BLACKHEATH HALLS Lee Road, SE3 (020 8463 0100). Rail: Blackheath Alistair McGowan: The One And Many. Stand-up and impressions from the TV regular. Sat 8pm, 15, concs 13 THE BLOOMSBURY THEATRE Gordon Street, WC1 (020 7388 8822). Tube/Rail: Euston Russell Kane: Human Dressage. Fast-paced stand-up from the comic. Tonight 8pm, 12, concs 10 COMEDY STORE Oxendon Street, SW1 (020 7930 2967). Tube: Piccadilly Circus The Best In Stand Up. MC Paul Thorne introduces Tom Stade, Micky Flanagan, Gavin Webster and Ava Vidal. Tonight & Sat 8pm & midnight, 13 & 18, Sat 16 & 18 The Comedy Store Players. Improvisation from Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Andy Smart, Neil Mullarkey, Richard Vranch and Lee Simpson. Sun 8pm, 15 ETCETERA THEATRE Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7482 4857). Tube: Camden Town Scenes From Communal Living. The young comedy improvisers present the share-flat from hell. Sun 8.30pm, 11.50, concs 7.50 LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE Leicester Place, WC2 (0844 847 2475). Tube: Leicester Square, Embankment Just The Tonic. Feelgood stand-up from the pint-sized comic, plus topical material from Nick Doody, Simon Donald and Sam Avery. Tonight 9.30pm, 12.50 Just The Tonic. Topical comedy from Lucy Porter, plus Nick Doody, Simon Donald and Sam Avery. Sat 9.30pm, 12.50 THE CAMDEN HEAD Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7485 4019). Tube: Camden Town Comedy. With Jonny Sweet, Colin Hoult, Broken Biscuits, Anna And Katy, Fergus Craig and Pappys Fun Club. Tonight 7.30pm, 8 Laughing Horse Camden. With Neil McFarlane, Damian Kingsley, Peter Ely, Rick Kiesewetter, Jeremy Thomas, Henry Perryment, Rupert Boon, Chris Windle and MCs Patch Hyde and Adam Tempest. Sun 8.30pm, 5, concs 4 MOONLIGHTING Greek Street, W1 (020 7734 6308). Tube: Tottenham Court Road Amused Moose Comedy. With Paul Tonkinson, Markus Birdman, Jason Cook, Naz Osmanoglu and Mark Dolan. Sat 8.30pm, 10 SOHO THEATRE Dean Street, W1 (020 7478 0100). Tube: Tottenham Court Road Abnormally Funny People. Three acts are joined by a guest MC from the nationwide comedy circuit. Line- up to be announced. 8pm, 10 Alun Cochrane: Alun Cochrane Is A Daydreamer (At Night). Observational stand-up and storytelling from the award-winning comic. Tonight & Sat 9.30pm, 12, concs 10 Comedy Club 4 Kids. James Campbell returns with his stand-up act primarily aimed at children over the age of six. Today-Sun 1pm, 10, family 30 Laura Solon: Rabbit Faced Story Soup. Character comedy from the Perrier Award-winning TV and radio performer. Tonight & Sat 9.45pm, 15 & 17.50, concs 12.50 & 15 STRATFORD CIRCUS Theatre Square, E15 (020 8279 1015). Tube: Stratford Adam Hills: Inflatable. Observational stand-up from the Australian TV personality. 8pm, 10 & 13 RichaRd heRRingMon, Leicester Square Theatre at 8pm win tickets WE HAVE a pair of tickets to give away to see Richard Herring, right, on Monday at his new weekly stand-up and sketch show. The material will be based on what has happened to him in the past week. For more information go to To enter text LL WIN followed by a space and then your first name and email address to 65400 before 9am on Monday. Texts cost 50p plus standard network charges. Entrants must be over 18. Terms and conditions apply, see txt 65400 WHEN Laura Solon took the Perrier Award in 2005, she was a shock winner, little known outside comedy circles. Since then, she has had a softly-softly approach to stardom. A radio series here, an ITV2 ensemble sketch show there, a bit part in Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouses last vehicle. But this new work, Rabbit Faced Story Soup, confirms that Solon has the talent to be a major comic force. What is most exciting is that this show marks a significant stylistic advance. When Solon won the Perrier with her character comedy, there were clear nods to Victoria Wood and French and Saunders. Here, in a whimsical narrative set in the publishing world, she finds her own voice as a peasant- squashing oligarch, a ball-busting agent, her ambitious assistant and various other inspired turns. Solons monologue tells the tale of a literary agency plunged into crisis when their top author goes missing. With sure-footed grace, she portrays the absurd ripple effect, which sees her embrace canine electrification in a Jacuzzi. In one nuanced scene, she becomes the avant-garde, Gallic anti-novelist, Didier Auberge, who refuses to use punctuation. The pleasure here is in the writing as much as the performance. The star has a keen ear for accents and for a succinct, well-turned phrase. It is ironic that the plot involves finding someone to finish a book. With skill like this, Solon could probably write a bestseller herself. lUntil 17 October (020 7478 0100, Laurafindshervoicewith acastofcomiccharacters Telling stories: Laura Solon IN TOwN LaST NIGhT... cOMedY Laura Solon SohoTheatre HHHHI BRuce deSSau 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