London Lite Friday, 30 October 2009 37 LISTINGSCLUBSCOMEDY BACK II LIFE AT THE DEN & CENTRO Ben Johnson, Jephte Guillaume, Jazzie B, Spin Doctor, Dominic Versell and Nigel Gore play soul, funk, dance, electro and house. West Central Street WC1 (020 7240 1083). Tube: Holborn. Sun 4pm-6am, 7, mems 4, free before 8pm BAGGY MONDAYS AT THE SOCIAL DJs play Britpop, indie and Manchester-influenced artists. Little Portland Street W1 (020 7636 4992). Tube: Oxford Circus. Tonight 7pm-1am, free BAMBOO BOOGALOO AT SOUTH LONDON PACIFIC Le Frere Dangereux spins funk, soul and dance. Kennington Road SE11 (020 7820 9189). Tube: Oval. Tonight 5pm-3am, 5, 3 before 10pm, free before 9pm BAMBOO AT SUGARCANE Retro, old school, hip hop, R&B, rock and funk courtesy of the residents. Lavender Hill SW11 (020 7223 8866). Rail: Clapham Junction. Tonight 8pm-1.30am, free BANG BANG AT THE DEN & CENTRO, CENTRO DJs Riyad, Dead-Boyrocking and Fuel Girls play metal, rock, emo and punk. West Central Street WC1 (020 7240 1083). Tube: Holborn. Sat 10.30pm-4am, 6, concs 4, free before 11.30pm BATUCADA AT GUANABARA Samba, reggae and Brazilian beats with DJ Mark Roberston, plus Eri Okan live. Parker Street WC2 (020 7242 8600). Tube: Holborn. Sat 5pm-late, 10 THE BEENY ROYSTON HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE AT LOCK TAVERN The DJ plays hip hop, electro, indie and pop. Chalk Farm Road NW1 (020 7482 7163). Tube: Camden Town. Sat 8.30pm-1am, free BE AT PROUD Indie electro night with resident DJs plus Model Horror play live. The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road NW1 (020 7482 3867). Tube: Camden Town. Sat 7.30pm- 2.30am, 10 BEWARE OF THE WEREWOLF AT BABBLE Berkeley Square W1 (020 7758 8255). Tube: Green Park. Sat phone for details BEWARE OF THE WEREWOLF AT SWAY Pop, R&B, disco, retro and jazz from resident DJs. Great Queen Street WC2 (020 7404 6114). Tube: Holborn. Sat phone for details BEWARE OF THE WEREWOLF AT TIGER TIGER Pop, R&B and disco from resident DJs. Haymarket SW1 (020 7930 1885). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Sat phone for details THE BIG CHILL HOUSE PARTY AT THE BIG CHILL HOUSE Ali B, Adam Purnell, Shepdog, Aldo Vanucci, Mo Fingaz and Boba Fatt spin hip hop, funk, breaks, disco and house. Pentonville Road N1 (020 7427 2540). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Tonight 9pm-3am, 5, free before 10pm THE BIG CHILL HOUSE PARTY AT THE BIG CHILL HOUSE Resident DJs play hip hop, disco, funk and house. Pentonville Road N1 (020 7427 2540). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Tonight 9pm-3am, 5, free entry before 10pm BIG NIGHT OUT AT THE ROXY DJs David, Jim and John play pop, indie, retro and rock. Rathbone Place W1 (020 7255 1098). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 5pm-3.30am, 9, NUS 5, 4 before 10.30pm, free before 8.30pm BIG SATURDAY NIGHT OUT AT TIGER TIGER, MAIN ROOM, LOUNGE, CLUB Chart, dance, 1960s and 1970s disco with resident DJs. Haymarket SW1 (020 7930 1885). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Sat 10pm- late, 12, 10 before 11pm, free before 10pm THE BIG ONE AT YATESS DJ Ribsy plays dance and R&B. Leicester Square WC2 (020 7839 7967). Tube: Leicester Square. Sun 8.30pm-late, free before 9pm FEELING GLOOMY AT O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON Leonard and Cliff spin melancholy pop and indie. N1 Centre, Parkfield Street N1 (0844 477 2000). Tube: Angel. Sat 10.30pm-4am, 8, 6 before midnight, adv 4 DELICIOUS AT SOUND DJ Phyz Ed and Andy Pierre spin R&B. Leicester Square WC2 (0870 863 1010). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Tonight 9pm-3am, 15, 10 before 11pm, guestlist 8 before 11pm THE O ZONE AT KU BAR Dusty O spins pop, chart and R&B. Lisle Street WC2 (020 7437 4303). Tube: Leicester Square. Tonight 10pm-3am, phone for prices COMEDY APOLLO THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0870 890 1101). Tube: Piccadilly Circus Dylan Moran: What It Is. Dry humour from the star of Black Books. Tonight & Sat 8pm, 20-35, concs available, Premium Seats 65 THE BATTERSEA BARGE Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 (020 7498 0004). Tube/Rail: Vauxhall Halloween Freakshow. Old-style acts. Sat 7.30pm, phone for prices BATH HOUSE Dean Street, W1 (07847 830226). Tube: Tottenham Court Road Bath House Comedy Club. With Joanne Lau, Mackenzie Taylor and MC Ginger Frazer. Tonight & Sat 8.45pm, 5 THE BEDFORD Bedford Hill, SW12 (07960 010209). Tube: Balham Banana Cabaret. With Roger Monkhouse, Rob Rouse, Simon Clayton, Matt Grantham and Elliot Tiney. Tonight 9pm, 13, concs 10 Banana Cabaret. With Roger Monkhouse, Rob Rouse, Simon Clayton and Ben Norris. Sat 9pm, 16, concs 13 BOISDALE OF BELGRAVIA Eccleston Street, SW1 (020 7730 6922). Tube & Rail: Victoria Rhona Cameron Headlining Comedy Dinner. Straight-talking humour from the Dundee comic with support from Janey Godley and Mike Wozniak. Sun 6.30pm, 65, inc meal BRB THE ARC Torrens Street, EC1 (07760 488119). Tube: Angel 99 Club Islington. MC Matt Green introduces observational humour from Jason Cook, Rob Deering and Duncan Edwards. Sat 8pm, 20, concs 16 CANAL CAFE THEATRE Delamere Terrace, W2 (020 7289 6054). Tube: Warwick Avenue Comedy Festival: Tom Craine, Suzy Bennett, Joel Dommett, Tom Webb. Stand-up comedy event. Tonight 7.30pm, 10, members 5 Newsrevue. Topical sketches and songs. Tonight & Sat 9.30pm, Sun 9pm, 9.50, concs 7.50 THE CLAPHAM GRAND St Johns Hill, SW11 (020 7223 6523). Rail: Clapham Junction Comedy Carnival. Featuring Pete Firman, Scott Capurro, Alistair Barrie and MC Dominic Frisby. Tonight 8pm, 12-35 Comedy Carnival. Featuring Pete Firman, Tim Clark, Colin Cole and MC Sally-Anne Hayward. Sat 8pm, 12-35 COMEDY CAFE Rivington Street, EC2 (020 7739 5706). Tube/Rail: Old Street Party Night: Comedy & Disco. With Paddy Bramwell, Phil Burto, Andrew Murrell, Zoe Lyons. Sat 9pm, 15 Thank XXXX For Funny Business. With Paddy Bramwell, Phil Burto, Andrew Murrell and Zoe Lyons. Tonight 8pm, 10 COMEDY STORE Oxendon Street, SW1 (020 7930 2967). Tube: Piccadilly Circus The Best In Stand Up. With Tom Wrigglesworth, Craig Campbell, Carey Marx, Mark Wilmot and MC Sean Meo. Tonight & Sat 8pm, 16 & 18 The Best In Stand Up. Observational humourfromSeanMeo,Craig Campbell,CareyMarxandMike Wilmot.Sat8pm&midnight,16&18 The Comedy Store Players. With Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Andy Smart, Neil Mullarkey, Lee Simpson and Steve Steen. Sun 8pm, 15 THE CORNER STORE Wellington Street, WC2 (0870 446 0616). Tube: Covent Garden The Funny Side...Of Covent Garden. Observational humour from Michael Fabbri plus Ivor Dembina, Paul Sinha and MC Gareth Kane. Sun 7.30pm, 12.50 The Funny Side...Of Covent Garden. Observational humour from Liam Mullone plus Terry Saunders, Felix Dexter and MC Cameron Blair. Tonight 8pm, 12.50 The Funny Side...Of Covent Garden. With Kevin Hayes, Liam Mullone, Felix Dexter and MC Craig Murray. Sat 8pm, 12.50 COVENT GARDEN COMEDY CLUB, THE ARCHES Villiers Street, WC2 (07960 071340). Tube/Rail: Charing Cross/ Embankment Covent Garden Comedy. With Rob And Skatz, Roger Monkhouse, Steve Hall and MC Rich Wilson. Tonight & Sat 8pm, 10-15 ETCETERA THEATRE Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7482 4857). Tube: Camden Town Gary Colman Is Very Rarely Rong. The former SAS doctor talks about the big issues in life. Tonight 9.30pm, 8, concs 5 Jody Kamali: Bristolian Iranian. Character comedyw from the half Iranian, half Bristolian stand up. Tonight & Sat 7.30pm, 8.50, Oct 26 6.50 Scenes From Communal Living. The young comedy improvisers presenttheshare-flatfromhell.Sun 8.30pm,11.50,concs7.50 EXHIBIT BAR & RESTAURANT BalhamStationRoad,SW12(0207274 5591).Tube:Balham Comedy. Observational humour from stand-up comedians and new acts. Line up to be announced. Sun 9pm, 5 THE GOAT TAVERN Stafford Street, W1 (020 7629 0966). Tube: Green Park/Piccadilly The Goat Tavern Comedy Club. A new act comedy competition with MC Snorri Hergil Kristjansson. Tonight 8.45pm, 6, NUS/concs 5 GREENWICH THEATRE Crooms Hill, SE10 (020 8858 7755). Rail: Greenwich FascinatingAida.Theaward-winning comedytriopresenttheircabaretshow, starringDillieKeane,AdeleAnderson andLizaPulman.Sun7.30pm,15& 17.50,concs12.50&15 HEN AND CHICKENS St Pauls Road, N1 (020 7704 2001). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington Amadeus Moonshine Alibi. Quick- witted observational humour from Amadeus Martin. Sat 9.30pm, 8 Mark Watson: Work In Progress. Observational stories from the Mock The Week regular. Sun 7.30pm, 8 THE HOB Devonshire Road, SE23 (020 7639 5590). Rail: Forest Hill EDComedy At The Hob. Observational humour from Chris Mayo, Angie McEvoy, Tom Allen and Micky Flanagan. Sat 9pm, 9, concs 6 JONGLEURS BATTERSEA Lavender Gardens, SW11 (0844 844 0044). Rail: Clapham Junction One. With Jonathan Mayer, James Sherwood, Ben Norris and Alistair Barrie. Tonight 9pm, 16 One. With award-winning comic Jonathan Mayer, plus James Sherwood, Ben Norris, Alistair Barrie and Jamie Sutherland. Sat 9pm, 17 JONGLEURS CAMDEN Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (0844 844 0044). Tube: Camden Town One. Featuring Smug Roberts, Bob Mills, Paul Tonkinson, Seann Walsh and Ruff Daddy. Tonight 8.30pm, 17 & 18 One. Featuring top comedians from the circuit. Line-up to be announced. Sat 8.30pm, 17 & 18 LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE Leicester Place, WC2 (0844 847 2475). Tube: Leicester Sq Just The Tonic. With Hal LISTINGS MELANIE KLEIN was a pioneering psychologist in the Twenties and Thirties who made a significant contribution to the understanding of childrens fantasies and sensitivities. Her beliefs were informed by her own experience as a mother, and Nicholas Wrights play imagines the relationship between her ideas and her everyday practice. The action takes place in the Viennese migrs London study. Its spring 1934, she is busy with a new book and struggling to come to terms with the recent death of her grown-up son. Superficially she is poised, but combustive emotions lurk within. Clare Higginss Klein is a tyrannical figure, controlled yet wilful. She has strained relationships with her daughter Melitta and with her student Paula, a quiet refugee. Wrights play is a rich one for the cast. Higginss performance is narcissistically unpleasant yet compellingly sympathetic, and Nicola Walker endows Paula with both gravity and a suggestive, almost prophetic glow. A treat for admirers of fine acting -- hence the four stars. Until 5 December Therightframeofmind IN TOwN LaST NIGhT... theatre Mrs Klein Almeida HHHHI henry hitchings BacKstreet BOysthe O2, 10 nov, 6.30pm We have a pair of tickets to give away to see Backstreet Boys, right, at The O2 on 10 November. Their new album This Is Us was recorded with Ryan Tedder, Max Martin and Lady GaGas producer RedOne at the controls, and sees the Boys back at the top of their game. 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 win tickets Cruttenden, Smiley, Stuart Hudson and Tiernan Doueb. Tonight & Sat 9.30pm, 12.50 THE CAMDEN HEAD Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7485 4019). Rail: Camden Road; Tube: Camden Town The Fix Presents. With Angelos Epithemiou, Wittank, Delete The Banjax, Two Episodes Of Mash and Harry Deansway. Tonight 7.30pm, 8 THE MACBETH Hoxton Street, N1 (020 7749 0600). Tube/Rail: Old Street The Story Pirates Present. Event featuringstand-upcomediansandmusic withDJMenInMasks.Sun8pm,5 MOONLIGHTING Greek Street, W1 (020 7734 6308). Tube: Tottenham Court Road Amused Moose Comedy. With Mark Dolan, Paul Sinha and Hal Cruttenden. Sat 8.30pm, 11 NEW PLAYERS THEATRE The Arches, Villiers Street, WC2 (0870 060 0100). Tube: Embankment Bottle Rocket Presents. With Robin Ince, and Carl Donnelly. Sun 8pm, 14, NUS 12 Fine acting: Nicola Walker and Clare Higgins 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.html48.html49.html50.html51.html