Brits 60

A birthday celebration on stage with and from Martin Smith

Premiere 9th June at 8.30 pm,
Furthermore 16th & 17th June also at 8.30 pm

Martin Smith. A veteran “Katastrophen”. Snowman. Congregati frontman. British.

“I remember my first performance. It was a“nativity play” at my English junior school. I was one of the three orient Kings and had only a small sentence to say, but I still felt that God had left me and the spectators wanted to eat me (probably with Mint Sauce). “ 20 years later in the 80s in Menden, everyone knew me as an odd Brit. I let myself be persuaded to take part in the Scaramouche theatre. I came to the theater forty-five minutes prior the others. My knees trembled. It was dark and lonely behind the scenes. I heard the laughter in the wardrobe, peered through the small holes in the curtains, and looked out toward the audience. The room filled. My knees were shaking even more … “

About 30 years ago, Martin Smith played his first Brits programme called „Briten (ist) sind spitzen”, since then he has stood firmly on the Scaramouche stage with his own lyrics and his own type of comedy. Whether as a dancing ballerina, giant-helmed Viking or an assistant to Miss Marple – always it is very British, funny & funny peculiar.

Now the anniversary programme for Martins 60th birthday has arrived. With music, fun, odd punchlines and plenty of mint sauce.
By appointment to Her Majesty The Queen.

“60 … now I want to enjoy this experience with you. I want to hear you laugh and clap. I will not present anything serious, just the truth, a little exaggerated of course, but the truth. “

Idea & words: Martin Smith
Producer: Peter Panne Neuhaus
Co-organizers: Oliver and Marita Smith
Actors: Gary Miller, Kevin Miller, Andrew Jamieson and Martin Smith
Prompter: Birgit Diermann
Technicians: Christopher Smith, Wolfgang Pflüger

Congregati: Frank Potrafky, Bodo Schulte, Jan Janssen, Martin Smith, Klaus Mundus and Christiane Biermann.
The Band: Frank Potrafky, Hannes Lappe, Uli Neumann, Martin Smith and Lisa Lawson (Smith)


On the 9th June CONGREGATI will be making a one off come-back appearance for Martins birthday.