After a day off it was back into it tonight, with an audience that seemed to be a collection of national stereotypes.
First up were Kay and Mick from Australia. I thought Mick was the ultimate Aussie name, but the more I found out about him, the Aussier it got. Mick was from a place called Ocean Grove. Of course. He was with his wife Kay, but wasn’t wearing his wedding ring. Why? He lost it in the surf.
Next up was a Dutchman in the front row who appropriately had a small goatee beard but no moustache. From what I could tell his name was Joast, and his surname could well have been “Hooayallen”. I’m not sure.
The more I spoke to Joast, the more amused he seemed to be by my impression of him. In particular he wanted to know why we all think they pronounce “s” as “sh”. As in “You are being shilly”
I then decided that we would both say the word “sausages” and see how it differed. First though I found a Scotsman called David to say it in a Scottish accent. I couldn’t work out why the Scotsman pronounced it “shaushages”, until he smiled – he had no front teeth.
So there was an Aussie called Mick from Ocean Grove who lost his ring in the surf, a Dutchman with a goatee, and a Scot with no teeth.
I took a photo of all three, and asked the twitterers which one they thought was the Scot, the Aussie and the Dutchman:
Well done to those who said (from left to right) Scot, Aussie, Dutch.
Well done also to James in the front row, who works in Cambridge as a research scientist in biomedicine, is married to a lovely lady called Frances, and was wearing a Slayer T shirt. He demonstrated some lovely English headbanging for us all.
Finally I called young Lenny to the stage. Lenny is of course the ten year old who came to my show on Sunday, stole the show, then took Honker for a day out. Honker is of course the stuffed toy given to me by an audience member on opening night who has bcome the mascot of my show. Feel free to read previous showblogs to get the whole story.
Honker is now fronting our charity drive for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, and was taken for a day out in Edinburgh by Lenny, with a camera crew tagging along. Among shots of Honker with the Fawlty Towers Show cast:
Honker visited The Real Mary King’s Close, where a lovely lady called Lisa from The Close donated 1000 pounds to our campaign!
Honker also apparently visited the Scottish whisky museum
But got a little carried away
Thanks so much to the good folk at Edinburgh Spotlight, the amazing folk at Real Mary King’s Close, and the wonderful Lenny, who brought Honker back in one piece, with a brand new kilt:
Tomorrow, a lovely lady called Gillian is taking Honker to visit the Irn Bru factory. Maybe they can convince Irn Bru to help us out with some sponsorship. I’ll have the photos for you tomorrow.
You can still follow Honker on twitter here – twitter.com/honk4honker
On facebook here – www.facebook.com/honker.adamhill
And you can donate here – www.justgiving.com/AdamHillsHonkerSickKids
Thanks to the amazing generosity of Real Mary King’s Close, we are now up to 1665 pounds.
Let’s keep it coming.
I’ll do some more work on making Honker famous, and I’ll get back to you tomorrow.
Til then, Honk