In November the Top Notch Comedy Club presented two comedians with an “alternative” take on Western life. Eshaan Akbar had us all laughing as he recounted his experiences as a bearded, brown-skinned man with a backpack on the Tube, but also made us re-think how we view European-born Muslims. Joe Jacobs told us about his experiences as a Jewish son, interspersing his set with grime rap numbers. I’m not sure that we as the audience reacted as positively as Joe had hoped, but it certainly wasn’t a run-of-the-mill evening.
It was the first day of wintertime, chilly and sunny, and we all managed to arrive on time at the Savoy Cinema.
After a free glass of champagne, we relaxed in our very comfortable seats…. feet up on the footrest… not knowing what exactly to expect.
Frankenstein, of course, but what a performance! We were spellbound by the Creature’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) very acrobatic way of learning how to walk, and the thrilling production drew us into questions around science and humanity.
What better to do after an interesting theatre performance than sit together, chat and have something to eat? And this is exactly what we did!
We did a 7 km circular walk through the picturesque forest area of Großhansdorf. The weather conditions were perfect for sports as well for a refreshing outdoor work-out. Afterwards we had some interesting conversation at a modern but cosy Italian restaurant. Insider tip: Pizza Gorgonzola with spinach.