Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

London Live

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

London Live

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Take me out tonight THE SINGER Having been warmly received at the CannesFilm Festival, the unfolding tale of a fiftysomething, overweight lounge singerand a single mother opens in British cinemas tonight. Gerard Depardieu hasemerged from early retirement to play the role of the lounge singer oppositethe diminutive Cecile De France. Both performances are touching in a story thatavoids the usual romantic drama cliches and is fully deserving of its 2006Palme d'Or nomination.

Opens tonight across London.

REASONTO BE CHEERFULThe out of old-lightbulbs will saveus and reduce ourcarbonfootprints

Bored with measly lunchtime sushi? For starved city workers Fuzzy's is theantidote.

An entire Sunday roast with every possible trimming can be found crammed intoone of their sandwiches. Or pop in at breakfast for a bacon sarnie made withthick slabs of bread.

Gluttons can throw a homemade brownie into the mix and stagger back to theoffice exceptionally well-fuelled for an afternoon behind the desk. Prices from[pounds sterling]5 per sandwich.

HERE'S A THOUGHT Pimp my lunch FUZZY'S GRUB Seven shops across London,www.fuzzysgrub.com Book now DEALER CHOICE The Menier Chocolate Factory,Southwark, SE1 Having returned from Sheffield's Crucible theatre, Samuel Westis back in town and directing a new production of Dealer's Choice.

The play, written by Patrick Marber, of Closer fame, follows six men and theirincreasingly tough poker evening. Watch especially for Samuel Barnett, who wonrave reviews previously for his role as weedy Posner in The History Boys.

www.menierchocolatefactory.com Previews from 28 September, runs until 17November. Tickets [pounds sterling]15-[pounds sterling]22.50.

Drugs firms claim a new pill could end PMT (pre-menstrual tension) for women -so how about a pill for pre-match tension in men?

Word on the street MAYA 1 Dean Street, W1 (020 7287 9608) First there wasMamilanjis, then Mahiki and now Maya. Maybe it's some form of peculiar t'ai chiwhere any club starting with the letters "Ma" aims magnetically to attractPrinces William, Harry and their coterie of friends. …

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