What's On Entertainment Previews
– The Killers @ The O2 arena
– Last Of The Red Hot Lovers @ Greenwich Theatre
– NME's Big Gig @ The O2 arena
– Live Canon @ Greenwich Theatre
The Killers, The O2 arena
If you like your post-punk revived, get down to The O2.
For Brandon Flowers and the other members of The Killers are bringing their hefty rock-synth pop to North Greenwich.
Showcasing their latest album, Day & Age, Mormon anglophile Flowers and his troupe are in a sense coming home, playing the UK’s largest and most successful venue.
Signed first in Britain, the Las Vegas foursome owe much of their sound to the new-wave offerings of Public Image Ltd and Joy Division.
Don’t write them off though. If we’re lucky they might do Dire Straits’ Romeo And Juliet again.
Feb 23-24, 6.30pm, £24.26-£35, 0844 856 0202, theo2.co.uk, Jubilee: North Greenwich
Last Of The Red Hot Lovers, Greenwich Theatre
Theatre company Rapture bring Neil Simon’s classic ’60s comedy about sex, love and seafood.
Think red-hot lovers – Byron, Cassanova and of course Barney Cashman.
Spot the odd one out? The play follows the adventures of fish restaurant owner Barney as he attemps to bed a trio of ladies.
The results, according to the press release, are both comic and touching as Barney learns a lot about women and even more about life.
Penned by the Pullitzer Prize-winning Simon, who also wrote Barefoot In The Park and The Odd Couple.
Feb 24-28, various times, £17.50 (£12.50), 020 8858 7755, greenwichtheatre.org.uk, DLR: Greenwich
NME's Big Gig, The O2 arena
If you’d rather see a band who have influenced the course of popular music than one under the influence then this could be your chance.
The NME is set to crown The Cure “Godlike Geniuses��? at its annual awards this month, and in celebration Crawley’s finest will headline the publication’s show a day later.
Frontman, and the band’s only constant member since its ’70s formation, Robert Smith has promised not to “turn up and start being weird��?, but rather to “distil 30 years into the set��?.
Expect all the hits with a minimum of new material and lashings of lipstick
Feb 26, 6.30pm, £29.35-£30, 0844 856 0202, theo2.co.uk, Jubilee: North Greenwich
Live Canon, Greenwich Theatre
Held over three days, each roughly a month apart, the events that form this festival of improvisation are too numerous to address comprehensively in a single preview.
The festival begins with the company’s Shakespeare And His Contemporaries this month.
Expect a selection of vibrant performances from classically trained actors aimed at bringing the texts to life.
Anthony Schuster, Charles de Bromhead and Holly Atkins will take the audience through some well-known works and a few rarities, some with and some without music.
Feb 20, 1pm and 5.30pm, £5, 020 8858 7755, greenwichtheatre.org.uk, DLR: Greenwich