June 5th, 2008


June 2008


Dear Friends of German Comedy,

Let’s start this month’s bulletin with a positive thought:

Do you remember Stuart Drummond, the first directly elected Mayor of Hartlepool? Before his election in 2002 this twenty-something had played the mascot – ‘H’Angus the Monkey’ – for Hartlepool United FC. He had no political ambitions and simply stood ‘for a laugh’, conducting his whole campaign dressed in the monkey outfit.
After his election he took off the costume and devoted himself to his new task; so well in fact to get re-elected in 2005. With even more votes than before. If someone whose only claim to fame had been getting evicted from football grounds for simulating sex with an inflatable doll and on another occasion with a female steward can rise to the job of mayor, who is to say Boris Johnson can’t?

Earlier this month I experienced a very fine example of local pride. We’re talking Burnley in Lancashire. I was staying in a beautifully old-fashioned hotel. It so happened that I sat down with the portly night porter for pint of ale. Before long he was praising local achievements, such as the people of Burnley having burnt more witches than anywhere else before pointing out that the Oldham and Bradford race riots weren’t organized by the BNP from Oldham or Bradford but by the BNP from BURNLEY. So much local pride made me almost choke on my pork scratchings.

Lest our English friends forget let me remind them that it’s less than two weeks to go until Euro 2008. Many tears were shed after Steve McClaren’s team failed to qualify but on closer inspection it’s business as usual for English football supporters.
Just like week in, week out during the domestic season they will have to cheer on a team full of foreigners. Why not make this team Germany?

I even filmed two short motivational videos. One is here: www.henningwehn.de and another one can be found on http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/05/29/who_should_we_back_in_euro_200.html Herr Goebbels in his heyday can’t have been much busier….

Finally let me turn all Hollywood and thank you for the great turn-out Otto Kuhnle and I had at The Questors Theatre in Ealing. A special thank you for the continuous support of William Cook at The Guardian, Tim Arthur at Time Out and Dr. Schleich and Ute Lankes at the German Embassy. Also a massive thank you to Christopher Hodgson and the rest of the crew at The Questors Theatre! You were marvellous…sniff, sniff, sniff.

Have a great month and enjoy the sun
Henning

2008, Monthly Bulletins

Posted by Henning Wehn on Thursday, June 5th, 2008.



May 2017

4 – REDHILL – Harlequin – SOLD OUT
5 – NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse – SOLD OUT – Extra date added 25th November – SOLD OUT
6 – BROMLEY – Churchill Theatre – SOLD OUT
10 – OXFORD – Playhouse – SOLD OUT
11 – STAFFORD – Gatehouse – SOLD OUT
12 – SHEFFIELD – Octagon – SOLD OUT
13 – COLNE – The Muni – SOLD OUT
14 – BUXTON – Opera House – SOLD OUT
19 – BASINGSTOKE – The Anvil – SOLD OUT – Extra date 2nd November – TICKETS
20 – COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre Butterworth Hall – SOLD OUT
21 – LEICESTER – The Curve – SOLD OUT
24 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
26 – WESTON SUPER MARE – The Playhouse – SOLD OUT
27 – YEOVIL – Westlands – SOLD OUT
28 – SOUTHAMPTON – Nuffield Theatre – SOLD OUT
31 – OXFORD – Playhouse – SOLD OUT

June 2017

1 – NORTHAMPTON – Derngate – TICKETS
2 – TORQUAY – Babbacombe Theatre – DVD Recording – TICKETS
3 – TORQUAY – Babbacombe Theatre – DVD Recording – TICKETS
9 – GUILDFORD – G Live – SOLD OUT
10 – READING – Hexagon – SOLD OUT – Extra date added 8th November TICKETS
11 – BOURNEMOUTH – Pavilion – TICKETS
12 – GUERNSEY – Beau Sejour Theatre – SOLD OUT
17 – JERSEY – Opera House – TICKETS
19 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
23 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW

July 2017

24 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
25 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
26 – LONDON – Betsey Trotwood – SOLD OUT – NEW MATERIAL NIGHT – NOT A SHOW
28 – BARTON on HUMBER – Ropewalk – SOLD OUT
29 – YORK – Barbican – Great Yorkshire Fringe – TICKETS
30 – MACCLESFIELD – Gawsworth Hall – TICKETS

August 2017

3 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
4 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
5 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
6 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
10 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
11 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
12 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
13 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
17 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
18 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
19 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS
20 – EDINBURGH – The Queen’s Hall – TICKETS

September 2017

20 – EPSOM – Playhouse – SOLD OUT
21 – DUNSTABLE – Grove Theatre – TICKETS
22 – DARTFORD – The Orchard – TICKETS
23 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Assembly Hall – TICKETS
29 – CLACTON-on-SEA – Princes Theatre – TICKETS
30 – IPSWICH – Regent Theatre – TICKETS

October 2017

1 – LOWESTOFT – Marina Theatre – TICKETS
4 – BELFAST – Ulster Hall – TICKETS
6 – HIGH WYCOMBE – The Swan – TICKETS
7 – WATFORD – Colosseum – TICKETS
8 – LEAMINGTON SPA – Royal Spa Centre – TICKETS
12 – WREXHAM – William Aston Hall – TICKETS
13 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall – SOLD OUT
14 – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall – TICKETS
15 – KETTERING Lighthouse – TICKETS
19 – DONCASTER – Cast – TICKETS
20 – KENDAL – Westmoreland Hall – TICKETS
21 – CARLISLE – Sands Centre – TICKETS
22 – NEWCASTLE – Theatre Royal – TICKETS
26 – LONDON – Hackney Empire – TICKETS
27 – WOLVERHAMPTON – Wulfrun Hall – TICKETS
28 – MELTON MOWBRAY – Melton Theatre – TICKETS
29 – CHESTERFIELD – Pomegranate Theatre – TICKETS

November 2017

2 – BASINGSTOKE – The Anvil – TICKETS
3 – CRAWLEY – The Hawth  – TICKETS
8 – READING – Hexagon – TICKETS
9 – CANTERBURY – Marlowe Theatre – TICKETS
11 – STOCKPORT – Plaza – TICKETS
12 – SHREWSBURY – Theatre Severn – SOLD OUT
16 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange – TICKETS
17 – BRIGHTON – Dome  – TICKETS
18 – HAYES – Beck Theatre – TICKETS
19 – SALISBURY – City Hall – TICKETS
23 – BARNSLEY – Civic Theatre – TICKETS
24 – SCARBOROUGH – The Spa Theatre – TICKETS
25 – NOTTINGHAM – Playhouse – SOLD OUT

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