Dinner for One. Dinner for One, also known as The 90th Birthday (German: Der Geburtstag), is a two-hander comedy sketch written by British author Lauri Wylie for the theatre. Danish television has been broadcasting the sketch on New Year's Eve since Plot - Origin of the sketch - International broadcasts - Catch phrase: "Same. 17 Dec - 11 min - Uploaded by mkonkelz Dinner For One the original from Dinner For One das Original von 31 Dec - 18 min - Uploaded by Cheeseford The original NDR performance of the German Silvester ritual, originally a British music.
28 Mar - 11 min - Uploaded by Johann Taljaard Dinner for one. Loading more suggestions Show more. Language: English. The sketch presents the 90th birthday of elderly upper-class Englishwoman, Miss Sophie, who hosts a dinner every year for her close friends Mr Pommeroy. A short British cabaret sketch from the s has become a German New Year's tradition. Yet, although “The 90th Birthday or Dinner for One” is a famous cult classic in Germany and several other European countries, it is virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, including Britain, its birthplace.
German New Year Customs: “Dinner for One”. Annotated Script. The original English-language sketch was filmed in Hamburg (in black-and-white) for German . In , Germany's Norddeutscher Rundfunk television station recorded a sketch entitled Dinner For One, performed by the British comics. One really old German New Year's Eve traditions is to watch the British short- movie "Dinner for One". Find out why it is such a cult in Germany. Nobody cares to eat alone, but for decades Germans have rung in the New Year by watching a little-known British comedy skit "Dinner for One.