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tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-145244082018-02-21T12:52:34.727+00:00title: Forget What Didlink: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.comBlogger590125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-76018016451645803132018-02-21T10:24:00.000+00:002018-02-21T10:24:23.863+00:00title: New tour date!Good news! I'm absolutely delighted to say that, in response to many people here and on Twitter quite rightly pointing out my tour was giving the North West an unreasonably wide berth, we've been able to add an extra date, and will also be coming to.... Preston!

We now go live to the people of Preston for their reaction:



Thank you, Preston.

Specifically, we're coming to the Preston Guild Hall, on the 21st May

Which means the full list of tour dates and ticket links is....

17th May - Brighton - Brighton Dome (Tickets go on sale on Friday)
18th May - High Wycombe - Wycombe Swan
20th May - Hastings - White Rock Theatre
21st May - Preston - Guild Hall 
22nd May - York - Grand Opera House
26th May - Cheltenham - Cheltenham Town Hall
30th May - Birmingham - New Alexandra Theatre
3rd June - Richmond - Richmond Theatre
6th June - Swindon - Wyvern Theatre
7th June - Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre
8th June - Tunbridge Wells - Assembly Hall Theatre
10th June - Dorking - Dorking Halls
13th June - Basingstoke - Basingstoke Anvil
15th June - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall

Come and see us! And, if you have any suggestions for sketches or songs from Souvenir Programme you would particularly like to see on stage, do let me know in the comments. I'm trying to persuade Carrie we should do Elephant and Castle, so that every night she'll have to dress up as an elephant, put on a suit of armour, and slowly fall down a massive staircase. She seems unconvinced...


link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-20225745078148116442018-02-08T18:55:00.000+00:002018-02-21T10:25:04.708+00:00title: John Finnemore's Flying VisitFor two days, the whole new series of Souvenir Programme is available on BBC iPlayer. After that, they'll drop off one by one, but you still have six weeks to listen to today's episode, which I think might be one of the best we've done...

And after that, if you're not sick of the sound of my stupid voice, why not see how you cope with my stupid face? Because... I'm going on tour!


John Finnemore's Flying Visit is a brand new full length stage show, featuring the entire cast of Souvenir Programme; with sketches, songs, Pet Tips, Since You Ask Me tales, and a guest appearance from Wing Commander Arthur Shappey. We're doing thirteen dates around Britain in May and June, and tickets are either on sale right now, or will be soon. Here's a handy list of dates and ticket lists. Come and see us!

17th May - Brighton - Brighton Dome (Tickets only on sale to the shadowy figures known as 'members' now, but will be on general release on Friday!)
18th May - High Wycombe - Wycombe Swan
20th May - Hastings - White Rock Theatre
21st May - Preston - Guild Hall
22nd May - York - Grand Opera House
26th May - Cheltenham - Cheltenham Town Hall
30th May - Birmingham - New Alexandra Theatre
3rd June - Richmond - Richmond Theatre
6th June - Swindon - Wyvern Theatre
7th June - Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre
8th June - Tunbridge Wells - Assembly Hall Theatre
10th June - Dorking - Dorking Halls
13th June - Basingstoke - Basingstoke Anvil
15th June - Edinburgh - The Queen's Hall

All of the above idiots will be involved.

link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com59tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-84085025250266761832018-02-05T17:27:00.003+00:002018-02-05T17:28:21.627+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Fifteen'Happy' 5th of February! Here's something cheery to take the edge of it...





(Also, check back here on Thursday for An Announcement...)


link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-35615710496331022672018-01-16T17:26:00.000+00:002018-01-16T17:26:02.108+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Fourteen

("Advent"? No, sorry, Guv, can't help you. Never heard of it. I just like the number 24...)link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-82879269452588856442017-12-13T23:36:00.000+00:002017-12-13T23:36:07.656+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Thirteen
Something a little different today. I may replace this with a photo in natural light tomorrow, so you can see what's going on. But for now... it's a book.


link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com16tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-9449898236689264832017-12-12T21:21:00.000+00:002017-12-12T21:21:02.383+00:00title: Twenty-Tour Things - Thing Twelve

link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-83191199799831269652017-12-12T21:20:00.000+00:002017-12-12T21:20:09.207+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Eleven

link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-24405674221479317082017-12-10T23:53:00.001+00:002017-12-10T23:53:31.593+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Tenlink: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-15104251479005235832017-12-09T19:39:00.002+00:002017-12-09T19:39:49.192+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Nine


A magnificent specimen of the Red Trouser Wearer, seen in the wild at St Pancras Station.link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-41857430522878532972017-12-08T22:51:00.004+00:002017-12-09T22:22:43.532+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Eight

link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-20378532227467904192017-12-07T23:26:00.002+00:002017-12-08T13:17:25.151+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Seven

Bong.

(For those asking where it is: I'm afraid I made it up. But I cribbed bits from the Cathedrals of Wells, Amiens, Rheims and Exeter. And then I put in some completely unnecessary flying buttresses, because what's the point of doodling a cathedral if you don't get to do flying buttresses?)link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-54648194234533797562017-12-06T23:17:00.002+00:002017-12-06T23:17:54.794+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Six

Bwark.link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-76811343675351439472017-12-05T23:35:00.004+00:002017-12-05T23:35:59.772+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Five

This was an experiment in drawing white on black, rather than vice versa. It didn't quite work out, as you see, which is why this is apparently a caricature of the ghost of Michael Caine, rather than the man himself. But I'll have another go sometime.link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-58069091584593135982017-12-04T17:52:00.000+00:002017-12-04T17:52:03.494+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing FourOne of many, many marginal penguins doodled whilst writing Penguin Diplomacy. This is one of the worst of them - what on earth is going on with his feet? But it's still my favourite, just because of the operatic pose.



link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-84744637996273105572017-12-03T20:39:00.004+00:002017-12-04T17:55:20.436+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Three
I apologise for Faraging up your advent so early. But one thing I've discovered this year is the joy of caricaturing people I dislike, and so am not held back by guilt. You'll never guess which public figure taught me this lesson. (I will try to keep him out of this series. But no promises...)link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-6964512521062460472017-12-02T23:30:00.000+00:002017-12-02T23:30:13.638+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing Twolink: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-82539836987375493712017-12-01T23:30:00.000+00:002017-12-02T21:01:41.613+00:00title: Twenty-Four Things - Thing One




Madame Citron.

(Original photo by Marianne Levy)link: link: link: link: link: John Finnemorehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09256463878193280694noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14524408.post-66545380026264471402017-09-09T23:31:00.002+01:002017-09-09T23:33:11.909+01:00title: I also like how disappointed they look.
Yesterday, I watched the 1941 Leslie Howard film 'Pimpernel Smith', a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel set in 1939.  I was delighted to find it has what must be at least an extremely early example of a particular type of joke: