AUF WIEDERSEHEN, PET AT 40 | TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
LIVE CHARITY EVENT CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF AWP!
It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for! The team behind the 'Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fan Site' are thrilled and incredibly proud
to announce their largest-ever live event in celebration of 40 years of television’s no. 1 award-winning comedy drama series!
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet 2023
On Saturday 11th May 2024 we will be taking over the O2 City Hall Newcastle, to bring
you an exclusive day to commemorate the birth, reception, and enduring legacy of this
beloved television classic featuring Britain’s favourite builders.
Part one of our show will be hosted by north-east comedian, screenwriter, and actor, Jason
Cook where he will be joined by members of the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet cast and crew* for a
nostalgic look-back, including behind-the-scenes information, never-before-seen bloopers,
anecdotes, and memories.
In the second part of our show, Jimmy Nail (AKA Leonard Jeffrey ‘Oz’ Osborne) and his band
will deliver a concert performance, featuring Auf Wiedersehen, Pet-related music, including
theme songs, as well as a selection of songs by Oz's idol, American country legend Merle
Haggard. The show will also include appearances by some very special guests*.
Jimmy said: “For this 40th-anniversary concert, I’ll be dusting off my duds and performing a
selection of country-themed songs, some with an AWP connection along with some of my own
compositions. It’s also an opportunity to get together with friends and connect with the show’s
fans, young and old, to celebrate this extraordinary milestone. Happy Birthday, AWP!”
Tim Healy added: “I’ll never forget Jimmy and I travelling down to London in my 1973 triumph
Spitfire with our cases tied on the back to start filming Auf Pet. We were excited but had no idea
what was about to happen would change our lives forever. Who would have thought that 40 years
later the public still watch the show with great fondness. I’m really looking forward to our 40-year
celebration concert which will no doubt be fantastic fun, and I look forward to having a craic with
old friends and fans alike. Lots love Tim, see
ya there xxx”
Franc Roddam, the creator of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet said: “The production exceeded all my
expectations; Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement wrote incredible scripts, and the brilliant actors
made the characters iconic. Apart from the pleasure of seeing all the magnificent plots and
outstanding performances, the greatest pleasure is the joy it has created for millions of people
around the UK. There is not a day that passes when a taxi driver or somebody I meet in the street
will not compliment me on the effect it's had on their lives. Television is a communal activity, and,
in this case, all the elements came together to create what is now a legendary series. I watch it as
a fan. I much appreciate the upcoming celebration and further joy it will bring to all the fans.
Thank you, so much”.
Lee Barratt and Andy Patrick, the team behind the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fan Site and
driving force behind the event have worked tirelessly to bring fans a 40th Anniversary
Celebration to remember.
Andy said: “Over recent months, we’ve invited fans to tell us what they’d like to see, hear, and
experience as part of our ongoing 40th Anniversary Celebrations, which has helped us shape a
unique, unmissable event to mark this incredible milestone. And what better venue to host us than
the ‘O2 City Hall Newcastle’ with its foundations firmly rooted in Tyneside and legacy steeped in
Geordie history. It’s as much a part of Newcastle as the lads themselves.”
Tickets to our exclusive matinee show are £60 each plus fees and are strictly limited. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster.co.uk at 09:00hrs on
Monday, 18th December 2023.
Proceeds from the event will be split equally between our partnered charities ‘The Sunday for Sammy Trust’, established to help support creative
talent in the performing arts throughout Tyneside, and ‘FACT’, a North-East-based cancer charity helping those suffering from the impact of
cancer, of which Jimmy Nail is patron.
*Subject to availability
Please note pre-sale access does not guarantee tickets and are limited available only. Terms and conditions apply.
For up-to-date details and the latest Event information, visit the Official Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fan Site at www.awpet.com and associated Social
Media Platforms, and sign up for the dedicated 40th Anniversary newsletter at www.40.awpet.com.
AUF WIEDERSEHEN, PET AT 40 | EVENT DETAILS
WHEN | Saturday 11th May 2024. Doors: 18:00hrs. Showtime: 19:00hrs.
WHERE | O2 City Hall Newcastle, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8SF
AGE RESTRICTION | 14+
BOOKING | Tickets are only available from our authorised ticket agency; Ticketmaster.co.uk
O2 Priority Pre-Sale: 13.12.23 at 09.00hrs
General Sale: 15.12.23 at 09.00hrs
Accessibility queries and tickets: Here or contact the box office on T: +44 (0)191 249 6050
ACCOMMODATION| Making a weekend of it? Check out some of the great accommodation on offer to suit all tastes and budgets throughout
Newcastle City Centre here.
FURTHER INFORMATION & LINKS |
Official Auf Wiedersehen Pet Fan Site Event Page: www.40.awpet.com
Official Auf Wiedersehen Pet Fan Site: www.auf-pet.com
O2 City Hall Newcastle: www.academymusicgroup.com/o2cityhallnewcastle
Sunday for Sammy: www.sundayforsammy.org
FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together): www.fact-cancersupport.co.uk