London Lite Tuesday, 3 November 2009 17 IN&OUTTONIGHT IN&OUTTONIGHT PREVIEWS Strictlynoextra tellyforAlesha alesha dixon The single To Love Again is out on 15 November. 11PAGE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION CompiledbyLaurenPaxman 2 COMEDYTHEATRECLUBSMUSIC CompiledbyLaurenPaxman Coming SoonTomorrowToday Londons biggest and best newspaper guide to staying in...or going out Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTomorrowToday Coming SoonTo-Today ITS not just Alesha Dixons sky-scrap- ing legs, sparkling gold hotpants and snazzy dance moves that are a knock- out on her current tour. A backstage mishap almost knocked the singer and Strictly Come Dancing judge uncon- scious on the first night. I went backstage to go upstairs and there was no torch -- I whacked my head and I went all dizzy, she giggles. There were a lot of backstage dramas. During a song called Play Me, I was throwing my head about a bit and I hurt my neck. But these things happen in a live show and the audience cant suffer -- youve just got to carry on. The 31-year-old singer, who first found fame as one third of girl group Mis-Teeq, won Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 before releasing her debut solo album, The Alesha Show, last year. Although it went platinum, it didnt manage to break the Top 10, so shes trying her luck again, re-releasing it with the added bonus of To Love Again, a song co-written with Gary Barlow. If you have a song that you really love, and that youve written with Gary Barlow, you have to get it out there, Alesha says. So, has she missed being a pop star? Well, its not like I stopped, she says defensively. Throughout the summer Ive been performing at festi- vals and lots of corporate gigs. Sunday to Friday Im doing music -- Strictly is only one day a week. It doesnt sound like theres much time for relaxing -- or for a boyfriend, though it has been three years since her mar- riage split from MC Harvey. My life is my work and thats fine, but obviously there will come a point where Id like to meet somebody new. A lot of people can come out of relationships and it does put them off moving forward. Im in a place now where the past is the past and youve just got to be positive about things. Is she still talking about men, or answering her Strictly critics? LAUREN PAXMAN Take two: Alesha Dixon is re-releasing her album The nolans THE NOLAN sisterhood, right, will definitely put you In The Mood For Dancing tonight. HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline St W6 (08448 444748), 7pm, returns only. Tube: Hammersmith Paul PoTTs THE first Britains Got Talent winner, right, gets his new teeth into opera classics, including Puccinis Nessun Dorma. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore SW7 (020 7589 8212), 7.30pm, 25-37.50. Tube: South Kensington anvil THE Canadian metallers, right, who rose to fame via the film Anvil: The Story Of Anvil, tour with metalheads Saxon. Sun, KoKo, 1a Camden High St NW1 (0870 432 5527,, 7pm, 18.50. Tube: Mornington Crescent Michael McinTyre THE observational comic, left, who The Guardian described as looking like an overexcited guinea pig wearing a suit, plays yet another massive gig. The O2, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002,, 6.30pm, 30. Tube: North Greenwich Frisky and Mannish THE twisted pop cabaret duo, left, perform some brilliantly imaginative pop mash-ups including songs by Justin Timberlake, Destinys Child and The Ting Tings. The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St EC2 (020 7684 8618,, 7pm, 5. Tube: Old St coMedy BiTch ANOTHER Edinburgh success story, left, who claim their sketches about first dates, night buses and mime classes are more underground than moles. 10-12 Nov, Leicester Square Theatre, 5 Leicester Place WC2 (0844 847 2475), 7.30pm, 12.50, 10 concs. Tube: Leicester Sq Frida kahlo viva la vida THE dramatic life and art of Frida Kahlo, right, is the subject of this acclaimed drama starring Gal le Cornec. Until Sat, Oval House Theatre, 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 (020 7582 7680,, Tue-Sat, 8pm, 12. Tube: Oval calendar Girls KELLY BROOK, right, gets nude not naked in the play about WI members stripped bare. Until 9 Jan, Noel Coward Theatre, St Martins Lane WC2 (0844 482 5140), Tue- Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 5- 48. Tube: Leicester Sq PrivaTe lives KIM CATTRALL, right, and Matthew Macfadyen star as a divorced couple who find themselves honeymooning with their new spouses in the same hotel in Nol Cowards comedy of errors. 24 Feb-4 May, Vaudeville Theatre, The Strand WC2 (0870 890 0511), Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 25- 49. Tube: Charing Cross WhiTe heaT SYNTH popsters Cold Cave, left, play their first London gig with support from Club Royale and Spectrals. Matty and Olly are behind the decks. Madame JoJos, 8-10 Brewer St W1 (020 7734 3040, whiteheatmayfair. com), 8pm, 6, 5 adv. Tube: Piccadilly Circus all The raGe GRAMMY-cyber-popster Janelle Monae, left, performs her UK debut with DJs Nikki Beatnik and Rashida with proceeds going to Resources For Autism. Cargo, 83 Rivington St EC2 (020 7739 3440), 7pm, 35, 30 adv. Tube: Old St BookinG noW GRAMMY-NOMINATED French electro outfit Justice, left, play their first UK show in more than a year. Calvin Harris, PlumpDJs, Eric Prydz, Example and more will also help you see in 2010. 31 Dec, The 02, Millennium Way SE10 (0871 984 0002,, 9pm, 50-75. Tube: North Greenwich 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.html