Vicar of Dibley star and funny lady Dawn French is heading Down Under next year.
The Queen of British comedy returns to the stage with her one-woman stand-up show Dawn French is a Huge Twat playing across Australia in April and May 2024.
These mark Dawn French's first Australian shows since her 38 sold out shows in 2016.
"This show is so named because, unfortunately, it's horribly accurate," French said.
"There have been far too many times I have made stupid mistakes or misunderstood something vital or jumped the gun in a spectacular display of twattery. I thought I might tell some of these buttock clenching embarrassing stories to give Australian audiences a peek behind the scenes of my work life... Roll up.
"Book early to see the telly vicar lady be a total twat on stage, live in front of your very eyes. And ears."
Dawn French is a Huge Twat starts with two shows in Perth at Riverside Theatre on April 10-11, followed by AEC Theatre in Adelaide on April 16, Civic Theatre, Newcastle on April 19, Melbourne's Palais Theatre on April 23, Wrest Point Hobart on April 29, Royal Theatre Canberra on May 3, Sydney's State Theatre on May 8 and 9, The Star Gold Coast on May 14, concluding at Brisbane Convention Centre on May 16.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Thursday, September 28, at noon with a special Live Nation/ Ticketmaster/ Venue presale running from Monday, September 25, at 11am to Thursday, September 28, at 11am.
Perth has a standalone Live Nation/Ticketmaster/Venue pre-sale window, running from 11am, Tuesday, September 26, for 48 hours. All times are local.
French is a much-loved figure in Australia, having toured most recently in 2016 with her first solo stand-up show Thirty Million Minutes - performing a magnificent 38 shows across the country, due to overwhelming demand.
Few people are as firmly ensconced in the British comedy firmament as Dawn French.
As one half of the ground-breaking comedy duo French & Saunders (with Jennifer Saunders) she blazed a trail that shaped TV comedy through the 80s and 90s, spoofing everyone from Oasis to The Corrs and brilliantly sending up films such as Titanic and The Lord Of The Rings series.
In the early 90s, both French and Saunders forged separate but equally successful paths, creating two comedy institutions in the process.
As Saunders launched Absolutely Fabulous, French starred in multiple roles in the black comedy Murder Most Horrid, often playing both murderer and murdered in the same episode.
This was followed by the enormously popular Richard Curtis series The Vicar Of Dibley, which attracted more than 12 million viewers to its series finale. French is also a successful author, having written six best-selling books.
Her latest book, The Twat Files, is published in October.
French has also enjoyed considerable success on stage, both as a stand-up comedian and actress, and on the big screen in films from Coraline to Death On The Nile. In 2022, she announced her return to the stage with her show Dawn French Is A Huge Twat.
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