London Lite Thursday, 12 November 2009 39 LISTINGS GREASE Musical. Piccadilly Theatre Denman Street, W1 (0844 412 6666). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Thu & Sat 7.30pm, Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm, mats Sat 3pm, ends Sep 4, 15-53.50 THE HABIT OF ART A comedy-drama exploring the relationship between Benjamin Britten and W H Auden. National Theatre: Lyttelton South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000). Tube/Rail: Waterloo. Tonight 7.30pm, ends Jan 24, 10-42.50, phone for availability INHERIT THE WIND Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lees drama. Old Vic The Cut, SE1 (0870 060 6628). Tube/Rail: Waterloo. Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm, mats Sat 2.30pm, ends Dec 20, 10-48.50 JERSEY BOYS Musical. Prince Edward Theatre Old Compton Street, W1 (0844 482 5151). Tube: Leicester Square. Mon- Sat 7.30pm, mats Tue & Sat 2.30pm, ends Oct 24, 20-60 LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Hermans musical comedy. Playhouse Theatre Northumberland Avenue, WC2 (0870 060 6631). Tube/BR: Charing Cross. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends Jan 9, 17.50-58.50 LIFE IS A DREAM Calderon de la Barcas historical drama. Donmar Warehouse Earlham Street, WC2 (0870 060 6624). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends Nov 28, 15-29 THE LION KING Musical. Lyceum Theatre Wellington Street, WC2 (0870 243 9000). Tube/Rail: Charing Cross/Embankment. Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm, ends Aug 29, 23.50-60 MAMMA MIA! Musical comedy. Prince Of Wales Theatre Coventry Street, W1 (0870 850 0393). Tube: Leicester Square. Mon-Thu & Sat 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8.30pm, mats Sat 3pm, ends Mar 26, 2011, 19.50-58 MAYBE FATHER A staged-reading exploring young couples and unexpected pregnancies. Young Vic The Cut, SE1 (020 7922 2922). Tube/Rail: Waterloo. Tonight 7pm, 8, concs 6 LES MISERABLES Musical drama. Queens Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 482 5160). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, ends Feb 26, 2011, 15-59 THE MOUSETRAP Agatha Christies murder mystery. St Martins Theatre West Street, WC2 (020 7836 1443). Tube: Leicester Square. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Tue 3pm, Sat 4pm, ends Apr 10, 13.50-36 NATION Mark Ravenhills adaptation inspired by a novel by Terry Pratchett. National Theatre: Olivier South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000). Tube/ Rail: Waterloo. Tonight 7.30pm, ends Feb 21, 10-42.50 OLIVER! A musical adaptation of Charles Dickenss Oliver Twist. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Catherine Street, WC2 (0844 412 2955). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, ends Feb 26, 2011, 17.50-65 OTHELLO Shakespeares tragedy. Trafalgar Studios Whitehall, SW1 (0870 060 6632). Tube/BR: Charing Cross. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends Dec 12, 15-55 OUR CLASS Tadeusz Slobodzianeks historical drama. National Theatre: Cottesloe South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000). Tube/ Rail: Waterloo. Tonight 7.30pm, ends Jan 12, 10-31 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Musical. Her Majestys Theatre Haymarket, SW1 (0870 890 1106). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Tue & Sat 2.30pm, ends Feb 26, 2011, 20-55 PRICK UP YOUR EARS Simon Bents contemporary drama. Comedy Theatre Panton Street, SW1 (0870 060 6637). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 2.30pm, Sun 4pm, ends Nov 15, 17.50-49.50, Premium Seats 55 PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL A stage adaptation of the Australian film. Palace Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 755 0016). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, ends Oct 30, 20-65 PUBLIC PROPERTY A dark comedy by Sam Peter Jackson. Trafalgar Studios, Studio Two Whitehall, SW1 (0870 060 6632). Tube/BR: Charing Cross. Mon-Sat 7.45pm, 25, concs 17.50 THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS A musical tribute to the crooners. Adelphi Theatre Maiden Lane, WC2 (0870 895 5598). Tube/BR: Charing Cross. Mon-Fri 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Thu 3.30pm, Sat 4pm, ends Nov 21, 7.50-49.50 THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Jim Cartwrights comedy-drama. Starring Diana Vickers. Vaudeville Theatre Strand, WC2 (0844 412 4663). Tube/Rail: Charing Cross. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, ends Jan 30, 16-48.50 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Stephen Kings story. WyndhamsTheatreCharingCrossRd, WC2(08444825120).Tube:Leicester Square.Tue-Thu&Sat7.30pm,Fri 5.30pm&8.30pm,matsSat3pm, Sun4pm,endsNov29, 10-49.50,Fri 5.30pmperfs 5-24.50 SISTER ACT Musical comedy. London Palladium Argyll Street, W1 (0844 412 2704). Tube: Oxford Circus. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 3pm, 17.50-62.50 SPEAKING IN TONGUES Andrew Bovells thriller. The Duke Of Yorks St Martins Lane, WC2 (0870 060 6623). Tube: Leicester Square. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, 10-48.50 THRILLER LIVE A celebration of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 412 4661). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Tue-Fri, Sun 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mats Sat 4pm, Sun 3.30pm, ends Sep 12, 22.50- 53.50 UNCLE VANYA A work-in-progress series of performances of Anton Chekhovs drama. Young Vic, Maria Theatre The Cut, SE1 (020 7922 2922). Tube/Rail: Waterloo. Mon-Sat 7.45pm, mat Sat 2.15pm, ends Nov 14, 10 WAR HORSE Michael Morpurgos story. New London Theatre corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street, WC2 (0844 412 4654). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon, Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Tue 7pm, mats Thu & Sat 2.30pm, 15- 49.50, premium seats 80 WE WILL ROCK YOU Musical. Dominion Theatre Tottenham Court Road, W1 (0870 169 0116). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Sat 2.30pm, ends Oct 31, 28-60 WICKED Musical on the early relationship between the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good Witch. Apollo Victoria Theatre Wilton Road, SW1 (0844 826 8000). Tube/Rail: Victoria. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm, ends Oct 30, 15-60 THE WOMAN IN BLACK Susan Hills ghost story. Fortune Theatre Russell Street, WC2 (0870 060 6626). Tube: Covent Garden. Mon-Sat 8pm, mats Tue 3pm, Sat 4pm, ends Dec 21, 2010, 16.50-42.50 GIGS ABINGDON BOYS SCHOOL Japanese rock four-piece. The Underworld Camden High Street, NW1 (020 7482 1932). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 7.30pm, 22 ALUMINIUM BABE, Electro-rock from New York. The Good Ship Kilburn High Road, NW6 (07949 008253). Tube: Kilburn. Tonight 8pm, 6 ASHIQ AND MUGHAM MUSIC OF AZERBAIJAN Traditional Turkish music. Southbank Centre, Purcell Room Belvedere Road, SE1 (0871 663 2500). Tube/BR: Waterloo. Tonight 7.45pm, 12, concs 6 BABYBIRD Dark pop balladry from Sheffield. Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen Hoxton Square, N1 (020 7613 0709). Tube/BR: Old Street. 7pm, 10 BHAVINI MUSIC The collective with a diverse heritage and shared interest in the musical forms of India perform. The Forge Venue And Caponata Restaurant Delancey Street, NW1 (07971 851141). Tonight 7pm, 7 BIFFY CLYRO The Ayrshire alt rock three-piece perform songs from their album Only Revolutions. O2 Academy Brixton Stockwell Road, SW9 (0844 477 2000). Tube/ Rail: Brixton. Tonight 7pm, 18.50 BLUESMIX The funk-influenced blues band. Aint Nothin But Blues Bar Kingly Street, W1 (020 7287 0514). Tonight 6pm, free before 9.30pm CIRCULUS Folk-flavoured retro-prog combo. The Borderline Orange Yard, Manette Street, W1 (0870 060 3777). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 7pm, 7.50 COLD IN BERLIN London-based noise-punk four-piece. 93 Feet East, Main Hall Brick Lane, E1 (020 7247 3293). Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street. Tonight 7.30pm, 6, adv 5 CYMBALS EAT GUITARS Experimental pop. The Lexington Pentonville Road, N1 (020 7837 5371). Tube: Angel/Kings Cross. Tonight 8pm, 7.50 NATASHA DAVIES Pop from the American-born singer. The Bedford, The Globe Theatre Bedford Hill, SW12 (07960 010209). Tube: Balham. Tonight 7.30pm, free MATT DEIGHTON The former lead singer of Mother Earth plays acoustic folk rock. Monto Water Rats Grays Inn Road, WC1 (020 7837 4412). Tube/Rail: Kings Cross. Tonight 7pm, 6 FOOD & VLADISLAV DELAY, EYEBROW Saxophonist Iain Ballamy and percussionist Thomas Stronen play contemporary improvisations. Union Chapel Compton Terrace, N1 (020 7226 1686). Tube/Rail: Highbury & Islington. Tonight 7pm, 15 THE DERELLAS, The four-piece play punk-rock. The Gaff Holloway Road, N7 (020 7607 1555). Tube: Holloway Road. Tonight 7pm, phone for prices THE DISPLAY TEAM, THE 286 Progressive punk and ska from the London-based seven-piece. The Fox & Firkin Lewisham High Street, SE13 (020 8690 8925). Rail: Lewisham/ Ladywell. Tonight 8pm, free ALESHA DIXON The much-talked about pop and R&B singer takes time out from her Strictly Come Dancing schedule. O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Shepherds Bush Green, W12 (0905 020 3999). Tube: Shepherds Bush. Tonight 7pm, 20 THE DRELLAS Punk-rock from the four-piece. 12 Bar Club Denmark Place, WC2 (020 7240 2622). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 7.30pm, 6 EILEEN ROSE AND THE HOLY WRECK Rock and alt country from the American singer-songwriter. Charlotte Street Blues Club Charlotte Street, W1 (020 7636 7556). Tube: Tottenham Court Road. Tonight 8pm, 12 ZENFM The London four-piece play soulful funk rock tracks. The Cobden Club, Kensal Lounge Kensal Road, W10 (020 7344 9727). Tube: Westbourne Park. Tonight 8pm, phone for prices WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS The US singer-songwriter plays acoustic folk f Bush Hall Uxbridge Road, W12 (020 8222 6955). Tube: Shepherds Bush. 7.30pm, 10 ELISSA FRANCESCHI The singer plays pop-rock. The Troubadour Old Brompton Road, SW5 (020 7370 1434). Tube: Earls Court. Tonight 8pm, 6 DORIAN GRAY, NYLO The Canadian five-piece play progressive rock. Dingwalls Camden Lock, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (020 7428 0010). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 7.30pm, free LUKE HAINES Pop-rock from the Auteurs and Black Box Recorder frontman. Rough Trade East Brick Lane, E1 (020 7792 3490). Tube: Aldgate East/Rail: Shoreditch. Tonight 7pm, free with wristband HATCHAM SOCIAL The London-based four-piece play indie-pop. The Old Blue Last, Downstairs Great Eastern Street, EC2 (020 7739 5793). Tube/BR: Old Street. Tonight 8pm, 4, adv 3 HER MAKE BELIEVE BAND, KLAK TIK London four-piece folk pop outfit. The Luminaire Kilburn High Road, NW6 (020 7372 7123). Tube: Kilburn. Tonight 7.30pm, 8 THE MOTOWN SESSIONS: THELMA HOUSTON The Motown singer performs. The Jazz Cafe Parkway, NW1 (0870 060 3777). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 7pm, 20 JULIA JOHNSON Acoustic downtempo singer- songwriter from London. The Cobden Club, Kensal Lounge Kensal Road, W10 (020 7344 9727). Tube: Westbourne Park. Tonight 8pm, phone for prices KING CHARLES Alternative folk-rock. Lock Tavern Chalk Farm Road, NW1 (020 7482 7163). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 8pm, free THOMAS LEEB Acoustic folk-rock. Round Midnight Jazz And Blues Bar Liverpool Road, N1 Tonight 8pm, 6 NATASCHA LEONIE The London-based acoustic singer. Monkey Chews Queens Crescent, NW5 (020 7267 6406). Tube: Chalk Farm. Tonight 7.30pm, 5 LITTLE BOOTS Disco-tinged electropop. Phillips De Pury & Company Howick Place, SW1 (020 7901 2900). Tube: St Jamess Park, Victoria. Tonight 6.30pm, 20 MAD STARING EYES Art-pop collective. Dublin Castle Parkway, NW1 (020 8806 2668). Tube: Camden Town. Tonight 8.30pm, 6, concs 5 MAGGIE & MARTIN The easy listening glam pop duo. The Halo Battersea Park Road, SW11 (020 7801 8683). Rail: Battersea Park, Queenstown Road. Tonight 8pm, phone for prices NOEL MCKOY The London-based soul singer. East Village, Deco Lounge Great Eastern Street, EC2 (020 7739 5173). Tube/Rail: Old Street. 7pm, free THE MISSION DISTRICT Montreal five-piece play pop-punk. O2 Academy Islington, Academy 2 N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 (0844 477 2000). Tube: Angel. Tonight 7pm, 7.50 MR PLEASE High-energy soul, disco and boogie. Dover Street Restaurant And Bar Dover Street, W1 (020 7629 9813). Tube: Green Park. Tonight 10.30pm, 12, free before 10pm IN&OUTTONIGHT Tis The Season To Be Jolly As **** IN A derelict building on Regent Street, Londons hottest fringe stars including Rob Rouse, right, and Dan Antopolski prepare a festival of Christmas cheer as an antidote to panto season. 19 Nov-20 Dec, Theatre Delicatessen, 295 Regent St W1 (theatredelicatessen. co.uk, 07713 486420), times vary, 12, 10 concs. 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