Barry Humphries has put the defibrillator on Dame Edna and brought the old chook back to life. Humphries will star Edna in his new show ‘Dame Edna My Gorgeous Life’.
Humphries announced his retirement from live theatre in 2012. He then took his characters including Sir Les Patterson, Sandy Stone and Dame Edna out for what was meant to be one last time. However, like Kiss and Cher, the end if only the beginning.
Promoter Paul Dainty is backing the new tour. “Dame Edna Everage is a great Australian export, an iconic performer, artist and star of stage and screen,” Mr Dainty said. “She has toured the world since the mid 1950s and we are delighted she has emerged from retirement so we can welcome her home again.”
Dame Edna My Gorgeous Life national tour dates:
Canberra Theatre Centre
Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 September
Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney
Saturday 28, Sunday 29 September & Saturday 5 October
Concert Hall, QPAC
Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 October
Adelaide Convention Centre
Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 October
Deakin’s Costa Hall
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 October
Thursday 17, Friday 18 & Saturday 19 October
State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 & Friday 25 October
Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Wednesday 30 October
Tickets to Dame Edna My Gorgeous Life national tour go on sale to the general public at 9am on Thursday 9 May. A TEG Dainty pre-sale starts 2pm Wednesday 8 May – register now at www.tegdainty.com
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