DRIVING THE BLUES AWAY – AN INFO COMEDY

What connects Toblerone to Steve Jobs, cocaine, Charlie Chaplin, Adam & Eve, Kant, and sanitary porcelain?

Olof Olsson takes you on a rollercoaster of comic infotainment. From silly lows to poetic highs – and back again.

There’s no better way to drive the blues away, than Driving the Blues Away.

Driving the Blues Away is an info comedy racing through the histories of art, chocolate, cola-drinks, personal computers, philosophy, politics and theology. Along the way there’s a romantic melodrama – where Olof’s almost partner is seduced by an ultra famous software entrepeneur in the tax-free shop of Dehli’s Indira Gandhi Airport. The whole thing is steeped in Olof’s twisted love of language: “Our language and the world are not always hooked up one-to-one. It’s a mess, and that makes us nervous. But it’s a funny mess.”

CRITICS SAY:
‘Highly intelligent’ – Martina Scherf, Süddeutsche Zeitung
‘I leave it elevated’ – Line Rosenvinge, Børsen
‘A supernova of stream of consciousness’ – Kim Kilde, Kopenhagen
‘Olof Olsson is a star’ – Michael Jeppesen, Information
‘A legend’ – Maria Kjær Themsen, Politiken

PEOPLE SAY:
‘My belly hurts from laughter’ – Monika Lipšic
‘One of the best performances I have ever seen’ – Mikkel Elming
‘It’s top notch’  – T.S. Høeg

BOOKING:  olof@olof.cc  (necessary)
DURATION:  
150 minutes  (including a 15 minute break)
TICKETS:  75 Dkr / 10 €  (including 2 drinks)

13 OCTOBER – 15 DECEMBER 2017: THE 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR II
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER, 21.00, MÜNCHEN, Fotodoks Festival, Lothringer 13, Lothringer Straße 13
WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER, 17.00, KØBENHAVN, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2
WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
MONDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 19.00, PRAHA, Futura Project / Karlin Studios, Prvního pluku 2
SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER, 20.00, SALZBURG, at Kantine mit
SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER, 20.00, PARIS, at Joachim & Hampu’s, 51 Rue Villiers de l’Isle-Adam
 If you have trouble finding any of these places, just give me a ring on +45 50 300 201.
More dates to be announced soon.

19 DECEMBER 2017 – 30 JANUARY 2018: KØBENHAVN
TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s  –  SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – EXTRA SHOW
TUESDAY 26 DECEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 2 JANUARY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 9 JANUARY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 16 JANUARY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 23 JANUARY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 30 JANUARY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s

Driving the Blues Away has been performed in Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States. The script is continuously refined.

The performances take place in theatres, night clubs, art spaces, apartments, and whatever else that’s imaginable and suitable. The Copenhagen performances are usually held in Olof’s apartment on Østerbrogade. You will always get full info of where to go when you book. Since the size of the venues vary a lot, so do the number of available seats. So in some cases the performances are sold out as quickly as you’re able to pronounce the word phenomenological.

DRIVING THE BLUES AWAY ON TOUR:
At Lothringer 13, München, 20 June 2017

At the National Gallery of Art, Sopot, 14 January 2017

PAST PERFORMANCES:

05 APRIL – 28 JUNE 2016: KØBENHAVN
TUESDAY, 05 APRIL, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY, 12 APRIL, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY, 19 APRIL, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY, 26 APRIL, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 03 MAY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY, 10 MAY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 17 MAY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 24 MAY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 31 MAY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 07 JUNE, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 14 JUNE, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 21 JUNE, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY, 28 JUNE, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT

30 AUGUST – 20 SEPTEMBER 2016: KØBENHAVN
TUESDAY, 30 AUGUST, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 06 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s

27 SEPTEMBER – 25 OCTOBER 2016: THE 2016  EUROPEAN TOUR
TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, ÅRHUS, at Trine’s–SOLD OUT
THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, VEJLE, at Claus’s – SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 01 OCTOBER, 20.00, KÖLN, at Aneta’s–SOLD OUT
THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER, 20.00, WARSZAWA, at Curie City
FRIDAY 07 OCTOBER, 20.00, WARSZAWA, at Curie City
TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER, 21.00, PRAHA, at The Solution–SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER, 20.00, WIEN, at WTKB Studios
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER, 20.00, ZÜRICH, at Margit’s–SOLD OUT
SATURDAY, 22 OCTOBER, 20.00, SALZBURG, at Kantine mit
MONDAY 24 OCTOBER, 20.00, OFFENBACH AM MAIN, at Eric’s
TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN at Olof’s  TOUR FINALE

01 NOVEMBER – 29 DECEMBER 2016: KØBENHAVN
TUESDAY 01 NOVEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 08 NOVEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at the Royal Academy
SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 19.00, KØBENHAVN, at Thomas’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 06 DECEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 13 DECEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 20 DECEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY, 27 DECEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – SOLD OUT
THURSDAY, 29 DECEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s – EXTRA SHOW – SOLD OUT

14 JANUARY – 27 FEBRUARY 2017: THE 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR I
SATURDAY 14 JANUARY, 18.00, SOPOT, the National Gallery of Art
MONDAY 16 JANUARY, 20.00,  BERLIN, at Janine’s,
Köpenickerstraße 146/147, Hinterhaus, 4. Stock, Kreuzberg, 10997 Berlin
THURSDAY 19 JANUARY, 19.30, PRAHA, at Aren’sDobrovského 20/666, 170 00 Praha
FRIDAY 20 JANUARY, 20.00, LEIPZIG, at Lutz’s,
Naumburger Straße 40, 2. Hinterfhof, 04229 Leipzig
FRIDAY 27 JANUARY, 11.00, BOLOGNA, at Museo Cere
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY, 17.00, BOLOGNA, at Museo Cere
TUESDAY 31 JANUARY, 20.00, WIEN, at Sofie’s,
Jungstraße 158-170/11/R1, Ecke Jungstraße/Schönngasse
THURSDAY 02 FEBRUARY, 18.00, KARLSRUHE, at Hochschule für Gestaltung
TUESDAY 14 FEBRUARY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s  – SOLD OUT
THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY, 20.00, VEJLE, at Kristian’s
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 20.00, AARHUS, at SPANIEN19C
MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY, 20.00, BERLIN, at Lotte’s

SPRING – SUMMER 2017
TUESDAY 28 MARCH, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 20 JUNE, 19.00, MUENCHEN, at Lothringer 13

22 AUGUST – 10 OCTOBER 2017: KØBENHAVN, KOLDING, AARHUS
TUESDAY 22 AUGUST, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s  –  SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 29 AUGUST, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST, 16.00 KOLDING, Trapholt       
SATURDAY 02 SEPTEMBER, 20.00 KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s  –  SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 05 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER, 14.00, AARHUS, Kunsthal Aarhus  –  FREE ENTRANCE
TUESDAY 03 OCTOBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s
TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER, 20.00, KØBENHAVN, at Olof’s