FROM the heart- pounding excitement of landing the F1 World Championship in Brazil at the weekend, 29-year-old Jenson Button today found himself in the somewhat less exotic surroundings of Bluewater shopping centre in Greenhithe, Kent. He was taking part in an event sponsored by Virgin Media and flashed a number one sign with his finger in ARLENE PHILLIPS was dealt another professional blow today after her new stage musical was postponed. Just months after she was axed as one of the judges from the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, Phillips has been forced to put back her new production until next year. Phillips, 66, is directing and cho- reographing the dance musical spectacular Sacred Flame, which stars former Wet Wet Wet singer Marti Pellow. She has joined fo rc e s w i t h Ro n a n Hardiman -- the musical composer of Michael Flatleys Lord Of The Dance -- for Sacred Flame, a coming-of- age tale set in South America. It was due for its world premiere at T he O 2 a re n a on 28 December but producers have had to push the date back until next year because they want more time. A spokesman for the show said: The producers have made the deci- sion that, in order to deliver a truly first-class show that fulfils the vision of the creative team, extra time is needed in the pre-production stage. The show is a massive technical undertaking -- it pushes the bounda- ries of traditional musical theatre into arena spectacle... it will not be possible to meet the strict timeline for the a r e n a s h o w s i n December. All tickets bought will be valid for the new date and those unable to make it will receive a full refund. We apologise for any inconvenience t h i s h a s caused. London Lite Tuesday, 20 October 2009 3 BACK TO THE REAL WORLD FOR F1 CHAMPION JENSON Monaco, Rio...now Bluewater BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN THIS exuberant African musical, right, charts the life of a young boy born in Zimbabwes slums who dreams of becoming a football star. A cast of more than 30 dancers perform acrobatics and traditional Zimbabwean song and dance. 7.30pm, tickets on the door, 14-22. Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St, E8 (020 8985 2424) Must... catch the Zambezi Express tonight! Show postponed: Arlene Phillips Inbrief Alex is having a Ball with Esme THE latest acts to join the line-up for the second night of Capital FMs charity Jingle Bell Ball include Alexandra Burke and Dutch singer Esme Denters. X Factor winner Burkes new single Bad Boys, which has already reached the top of the UK chart, features rapper Flo Rider who is also due appear at the Lite-backed event in support of Help A London Child at The O2 arena on Sunday, 6 December. 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