Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

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Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hot Tickets

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WEEKEND GIGS DAVID SMYTH PiL Fresh from his typically belligerent recent appearance on Question Time, John Lydon is back in a place where no one can interrupt him on stage with his revived post-punk project Public Image Ltd.

Tomorrow, HMV Forum, NW5 (0844 847 2405, kentishtownforum.com) ANNIE MAC PRESENTS The Radio 1 dance DJ returns for her regular Camden showcase of the hottest new electronic live acts and DJs, this time playing host to French producer Madeon and buzzworthy new duo AlunaGeorge.

Tomorrow, Koko, NW1 (0870 432 5527, koko.uk.com) CONVERSE REPRESENT: NAS A rare chance to catch the big-time rapper, who earned a recent US number one with his latest album Life is Good, up close at the last of this series of sponsored gigs in the revived 100 Club. Tonight, 100 Club, W1 (020 7636 0933, the100club.co.uk) WEEKEND COMEDY BRUCE DESSAU RUSSELL KANE It is well worth heading outside central London tonight to catch this tour warmup from one of comedy's most intriguing characters. This skinny award-winner is part-Essex lad, part-philosopher, oscillating between gags about glamour models and deconstructions of modern masculinity. Frequently provocative, always funny.

Tonight, Outside The Box, Kingston (07791 439363, outsidethe boxcomedy.co.uk) EDWARD ACZEL, PADDY LENNOX A mixed bill with truly something for everyone. Headliner Aczel takes alternative comedy to new absurdist heights, delivering deadpan monologues with bizarre punchlines. Lennox is an amiable Irish storyteller, while smart, sharp James Mullinger and Aussie Matt Grantham complete proceedings. Tomorrow, King's Head, N8 (020 8340 1028, downstairsat thekingshead.com) CRITICS' CHOICE THEATRE THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National's Cottesloe. In rep until October 27 (020 7452 3000, nationaltheatre.org.uk) Luke Treadaway shines in the stylish stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's 2003 novel.

SPAMALOT Harold Pinter Theatre, W1. Until Sept 9 (0844 871 7627, atgtickets.com) A silver medal, at the very least, for the rebooted Monty Python-inspired musical. …

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