Get Into London Theatre

Get Into London Theatre

The fourth annual Get Into London Theatre campaign is now on. You can book tickets for musicals, plays, comedies, operas and ballets from 9 January until 24 March. Visit www.getintolondontheatre.co.uk

KT Tunstall

Fem Fe-Stall - KT Tunstall takes a Brit home; you can take her album. Details, below...

London Eye.

Round Round Round - Ride the London Eye, and celebrate the city with dinner on a River Cruise. Click here for info...

Diana, Princess of Wales by Mario Testino at Kensington Palace. (PRNewsFoto)

Conspiracies, Galore - Take a ride on the treason train, in our new conspiracies forum, where you can discuss the intricacies of the Diana Death Plot...


Top Attraction Sellers
(9/2/06 - 23/2/06)

1) London Eye

2) Tower of London

3) Bateaux River London Cruise
4)Houses of Parliament Summer Opening
5) London Travelcards
Body Booty for All

This woman was having her flesh sliced off on TV the other night in one of the millions of programmes about ordinary people striving for the body beautiful.

The chances are she’ll look thinner after the carve-up, but there’s always a sense that people are disappointed when they wake up post-up and the mirror reveals they don’t look like Kate Moss, this week announced as the most stylish Briton ever and dubbed the Aphrodite of our age by the artist who is to sculpt her image in bronze.

In ancient Greece, there was no such crisis of expectation as people didn’t believe they could match the gods, but in modern Britain, we feel short-changed if we can’t match the efforts of a party-girl from Croydon.

Luckily, the new deities have deigned to help us out. For proof, look no further than glamour model Jordan, who recently said she’d offer her breasts for sale on eBay. That’s the way forward! I’ll have Heath Ledger’s eyes and Brad Pitt’s tummy, please.

Cynics might say Jordan’s largesse is simply a modern day mutation of Marie Antionette’s Let Them Eat Cake and, it’s true, there might be some who’d fancy a nibble, but no, what we are witnessing is the first steps in the democratisation of glamour.

If celebs donate the best bits of their bodies to the greater good, everyone with money can look like Kate Moss, or, if you lose the bidding war, Chantelle off Big Brother.

David Clee

Theatre

Footloose
Novella Theatre
The famous American coming of age story comes to the Novella Theatre this spring, at the direction of Olivier winner Karen Bruce and kicking along famous, well-loved eighties numbers. Truly a good one for dancing...
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Footloose.  Image:  Robert Day

Sinatra At The London Palladium
London Palladium
Start spreading the news that ol’ blue eyes will once again perform for fans in London, as a new show celebrates the legend. Through the use of a private collection of video performances and interviews from the Sinatra family’s collection – cleaned up, edited and displayed on a series of screens – and the help of a 24-piece band and small cast of performers, the audience is taken back to the prime of his career. - Lauren Burke
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Sinatra
Blue Man Group

Top Theatre Sellers
(9/2/06 - 22/2/06)

1) Phantom of the Opera
2) Blue Man Group
3) The Producers
4) Mary Poppins
5) Les Miserables


Music

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Earl's Court
14-18 July, 2006

Funk-rock legends the Red Hot Chili Peppers will play four nights at Earl's Court in mid-July. The band is touring Europe in support of the upcoming release of its 9th studio album, Stadium Arcadium. The double album is said to revisit the band's funk, punk, psychedelic, and metal roots. Last year the band released their first ever live album, Live in Hyde Park, which was recorded during their 2004 London performance. The concert became one of the most profitable single event concerts by a single band in history.- Pat Allegri
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Fall Out Boy
Brixton Academy
24 May, 2006

After establishing a strong niche in the booming American emo-pop-punk scene, Fall Out Boy is taking the party Britain's way with a full fledged tour of the UK. The band will perform two nights at London¹s Brixton Academy, May 24th and 25th. The tour comes in support of the bands' 2005 hit album, From Under the Cork Tree. The album's first two singles, Dance, Dance and Sugar, We're Goin' Down, each topped at number 6 on the American Pop 100 Billboard charts.- Patrick Allegri
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Fall Out Boy
The Zutons

Top Rock & Pop Gigs:

1) Red Hot Chili Peppers
2) Fall Out Boy
3) The Zutons
4) Razorlight
5)Goldfrapp


Classical

Phoenix Dance Theatre
Sadler's Wells
The well-loved Phoenix Dance Theatre comes to Sadler's Wells on a triple bill, featuring the co-comissions on Javier de Frutos and Arthur Pita.
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Phoenix Dance Theatre.  Image: Antony Crickmay

Russell Maliphant.  Image: Hugo Glendinning

Top Classical Tickets

1) Rigoletto, ENO
2) Madam Butterfly, ENO
3) Le Nozze di Figaro
4) Requiem Mixed Bill
5) Eugene Onegin


Cinema

LondonNet Blockbuster of the Week

Lucky Number SlevinLucky Number Slevin 18
(2005) 110mins US
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Slevin happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; a nasty case of mistaken identity propels him into the middle of a brutal turf war between rival gangsters. Jewish crime boss The Rabbi compels Slevin to assassinate his archenemy, The Boss, else face death himself. Caught between the warring factions with seemingly no way out, Slevin turns to pretty coroner Lindsey to help him stage his own death before he ends up six feet under in a wooden casket. However, a tenacious cop and a ruthless hitman also have Slevin in their sights....
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Critics Choice

Doofy Spoof of the Week

CapoteCapote 15
Drama (2005) 114mins US
Director: Bennett Miller
Starring: Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr, Philip Seymour Hoffman

The true story of the years in Truman Capote's life when the writer became interested, and later obsessed, with drifters Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, the two men arrested and charged with the murders of an entire Kansas family. As Capote pursues ...
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Date Movie

Date Movie 12A
Comedy (2006) 83mins US
Director: Aaron Seltzer
Starring: Adam Campbell, Eddie Griffin, Alyson Hannigan

A crude and lewd tale of thwarted love and raging hormones that spoofs the romantic comedy genre. Julia Jones develops an all-consuming crush on handsome young Brit, Grant Fuckyerdoder. However, the path to true love is littered with obstacles, inclu...
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Comedy

Comedy StoreThe Comedy Store London's most popular comedy club has been splitting sides for twenty two years now. The likes of Paul Merton, Jack Dee and Jo Brand have all taken to the stage here.

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Clubs

Clubs

Purchase club tickets via our online service, and at most venues you'll be able to jump the ticket queue. Venues featured include:
- Fabric
- The End
- Borderline
- The Cross

Top Clubs

Based on Page
Visits on LondonNet
(23 Feb 2006)
1) Metro Club
2) Ministry of Sound
3) Fabric
4) The End
5) Bar Rumba
Club Venues and Listings
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3 Accomodation Deals

CommodoreThe Commodore***(Hyde Park)
Keenly priced, lavishly refurbished, 4 star hotel close to Hyde Park. This privately owned hotel is ideal for families and business travellers. Superb location for sights, restaurants and shops.
Single - UKP82.00
Double/Twin - UKP95.00

4141 *****(Buckingham Palace Road)
Even the marble and panelled entrance to 41 won't prepare you for the sheer luxury of the hotel. From the executive club lounge to the cellar of fine wine, 41 strives to pamper its guests.

The ChesterfieldThe Chesterfield ****(Mayfair)
Any hotel that offers internet access from all its rooms knows how to move with the times, although the Chesterfield's Georgian décor also respects the past. For fitness fanatics, gym passes are also avilable for the local fitness club.

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Four of the Best

The GoreThe Gore***(South Kensington)
One of London's most popular privately run hotels, The Gore first opened its doors in 1892 as an annexe to the neighbouring Queen's Gate Mansions Hotel. The Gore offers old fashioned comfort with up-to-date facilities and is justly famous for its mellow surroundings and intelligent, friendly staff. Single - UKP136.00; Double - UKP168.03

La Reserve La Reserve***(Fulham Road)
Contemporary design is the watchword at La Reserve, where attention to the details of furniture and decorative style is immediately evident. Wooden floors and arresting blocks of colour predominate. Special Rates: Single UKP59; Double Twin UKP69; Superior Double UKP89

Swissotel London the HowardSwissotel London The Howard****(Tempel)
Inspired by the designs of Robert Adam, creator of the neo-classical style, no attention to design detail has been spared - from the marble pillars imported from Italy to the rich, specially commissioned carpet. The smart formality of the staff uniforms contrasts with the genuine warmth of their welcome.

lincoln houseLincoln House *** (Marble Arch)
Built at the end of the 18th Century, in the time of King George III, the Lincoln House Hotel offers Georgian charm with modern comforts.

London Hotel Chart
(8/2/06 - 23/2/06)
1) Shelbourne Hotel
2) Willett
3) Lidos
4) Hempel
5) Hyde Park Court

Featured Worldwide Hotel

Lausanne Palace & SpaLausanne Palace & Spa *****
Lausanne, Switzerland
The Lausanne Palace & Spa offers a great view of beautiful Lake Geneva and the Alps. Inside, luxury is the watchword, with all the top-class facilities and levels of service to be expected from a well-run five-star establishment.

Click here for more worldwide hotels...

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KT Tunstall Competition

KT TunstallStorming England with her award-winning debut record, renowned live performances, and a honeydew Scottish accent, KT Tunstall walked away with British Female Artist at this year's Brits, officially becoming British music's golden girl of 2005.

You're lucky, then, that LondonNet is providing you with both a musical education and an introduction to the siren songs of a sexy musical temptress. Yes, we're giving away two sparkling new copies of Tunstall's Eye to the Telescope, to two lucky winners who can prove their musical chutzpah. All you need to do, my friends? Answer the following question:

Question: Another famously known musical act heralding from the same fine land as KT Tunstall is:
a) The Beach Boys
b) Sigur Ros
c) Franz Ferdinand

How to Enter: Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the Subject "KT Tunstall Compie." You must include your name, email address, telephone number and postal address, to be considered for the prize.

More Necessary Info:
- NB MUST include name, email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie only - guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize!
- First correct answer out of the Editor's hat wins the prize
- Details will be sent to the winners
- LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution
- The Editor's decision is final

Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday 8th March, 2006.


Dear LondonNet,
[Regarding the Princess Diana Death Conspiracies] Basically, has ANYONE seen ANY "dead bodies"? Anyone at all? Of ANY dead body from the car? Is there REALLY a religious reason for Dodi to have been buried right away? Is anyone up to checking the graves for bodies? Kennedy's brain was said to have been missing. Elvis's body was apparently moved from it's original site. Has anyone other than French doctors confirmed the death of Di? There's a mathemetician who's recently written a book "OJ Didn't Do It"... he advertises on a web site findable via Infoseek and the phrase "OJ didn't do it". His reasoning is wonderful. I wonder if he's ready to tackle the Di mystery.
- Rick

Dear Rick,
Hmm. Interesting point, and another good question. While we can't say we hold the secrets, we do at least have a place where these questions can still be asked. Click here for more on our Diana Conspiracy Theories Forum...
- LondonNet

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