Wednesday, 10 August 2011

By the way...

My Radio 4 sketch show, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, is being recorded on the 16th August and the 6th September at Broadcasting House. The tickets for the first recording have gone now; the tickets for the second haven't been released yet, BUT free tickets for the try-out show this Saturday, 13th August, at the Albany are available here. Come along!

UPDATE

Ooh. Those went quickly. If I know you, and you would like to come to either of the recordings, please email me on my personal email. If I don't know you, but you came to two or more of the Albany try-outs, applied for tickets to the recordings, and didn't get them; email me on cabin pressure (all one word) at john finnemore (all one word) dot com, and I'll see what can be done. No promises...

16 comments:

Miss Pear said...

Damn you for having a tryout when m'colleague and I are in Edinburgh! I shall glare at you. With my blindie glare. Which, actually, makes no difference whatsoever since I will no doubt be looking in the wrong direction. We are, however, sending in another of our team, so no slacking...

We shall, I'm sure you're instantly despondent to hear, be there for the show on the 16th. Sorry about that!

Hoping things go abundantly well all round. Who's producing this one, if you don't mind my asking? (Idle curiosity or needless nosiness; whichever you prefer.)

Daedalus said...

Who are the supporting cast? The usual suspects? Alex Tregear, Beth Chalmers, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lil Roughley, Kevin Eldon?

Anonymous said...

Any idea when it'll air, John? Am really looking forward to hearing it.

katetf said...

A title! Hurrah!

Robyn said...

I came to one of your try-outs on the sixteenth of July...I was the girl who came up to you before it. :S But I only came to one, so nevermind.

Wendy C. Fries said...

Tell us more pretty please kindly sir would you would you?

(Some of us are stuck a couple billion miles from the Mother Country and don't know all that the cool kids know.)

the half blood princess said...

I tried to get tickets. Didn't get any. Oh well.
Will be an avid listener when it airs though.

I saw a sign that said "Otter Nurseries", and had a picture of an otter on it.
Just wanted to let you know.

Yellow Car is now played everyday in my house. I am still constantly searching for a purple balloon.

Musical Lottie said...

Ooh, have e-mailed you on the Cabin Pressure address:)

I was hoping to go to the one last night but I was supposed to go to a wedding ... unfortunately it turned into a 'keep the bride company' mission instead, but ether way meant I couldn't come. I hope it went well though, and even if I don't get to come to any of the recordings I look forward to hearing when they air!

Also: a title, hoorah!

casscaro said...

We were lucky enough to get tickets to the Albany last night and wanted to say thank you, we had a great time. Apart from the complimentary sauna. But still - fabulous fun, and loved the sketches! Particularly the man with a van, and the Case of the Locked Room, and the guards to the Emerald City, and Pooh Bear, and... well, all of them, really. Although we may never forgive you Jamaica. Very much look forward to hearing the show when it airs!

Anonymous said...

Please add a bomb-scare evacuation to each show! We already had the 'Blitz' spirit going before we were even ushered in and, as a regular, it saved all that time sitting around in the waiting room. (Was this a cunning ploy?)
Seriously though, both shows were hilarious - please keep the 'snow leopard' men going.
Great show, great sketches - you should be very proud of yourself.

eAi said...

Hey, really enjoyed the recording yesterday. I particularly enjoyed the ghost/mystery story sketches as well as the pooh sketch.

I did feel the ends of a few of the sketches were weaker than they could have been? The end of the 'Dick' sketch was a bit of a let down really, but maybe that's the point. Similarly, I thought the first sketch, the delivery man one, was fairly weak as the punch line just seemed a bit obvious :)

I loved the overal programme and I'd say it's far better than the quality of most sketch shows in terms of consistency. Also, having somewhat longer sketches worked well, though I imagine these will be cut down in post!

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to eAI, quite clearly a morron. The show was incredible and was more than worth the threat of potential death, something I have never said before and probably never will again. Keep up the fantastic work.

Ella

eAi said...

I'm not a moron. I agree the show was fantastic - I was just trying to provide some hopefully constructive critique. I'm sure John can take it.

Anonymous said...

hi. when will we be able to buy Series 3 of cabin pressure?

Paigie said...

Hello John, how be you this not-so-fine August? Just to say, I'm quite a fan of your work, to be fair, one would be bit of an idiot not to be, or have a very bad sence of humour; and I like to think that I have a pretty good sense of humour. Just a quickie, I love your writing, and I am so looking forward to hearing it, evr so much. Lotsa Luv ^-^.

Eugenie said...

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