DAWN FRENCH, award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady, is charming Australian audiences with her live show, 30 Million Minutes. Based on her life and career, the last week has seen Dawn perform 30 Million Minutes to full houses in Brisbane and Sydney, with further sell-outs scheduled right across the country.
Due to unprecedented demand, Sydney fans are set to experience the ultimate tour finale – another 130 minutes of “30 Million Minutes” with Dawn French at Sydney Opera House, Sunday April 10. It seems only fitting that comedy’s grand dame should choose Sydney’s finest stage to farewell our shores, concluding a massive run of 34 sold-out shows.
Tickets for Dawn French at Sydney Opera House will go on sale at 12pm, Friday February 12.
My Live Nation members can be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale commencing at 12pm this Monday, February 8.
Also announced, a lucky 13th show at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Thursday March 10, and a fourth and definitely FINAL show at Adelaide’s Her Majesty Theatre on Friday April 8.
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit: livenation.com.au.
30 Million Minutes consists of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.
The evidence is there for all to see. She is already three quarters certifiably daft. The other quarter is utterly bewildered. And the remaining quarter simply can't do maths. With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French of Cornwall shares how she has misguidedly spent her whole life vigorously attempting to be a fully functioning female human.
Her extraordinary lack of willpower, combined with an enviable knack for nosey parking and showing off, has driven her to grapple with the big stuff of life in public. 30 million minutes of life in fact. That's how long she's been alive.
It's also worth coming if only to finally witness what size she actually is. Can we believe the stolen images of so many women's magazines? What is the truth? Is she so unfeasibly large that she can hardly live? Or does she sleep in a matchbox? Marvel at how one woman can mercilessly murder so much chocolate, and yet remain so curiously slim…
As a big fat liar once said of her: "Her singular attempt to be ordinary fails miserably."
Reviews of ‘30 Million Minutes’ Brisbane and Sydney shows have been glowing:
“French is an inspiring reminder of the joy to be had in life, despite its hurdles, as even a time span of 30 million minutes is not very long at all.” smh.com.au ★★★★½
“And if you don't find yourself wishing that you too could stop the passage of time and spend another few hours in the company of this remarkable lady then you may want to consider popping some gap-fill in that hole in your soul.” brisbanetimes.com.au
“…her poetic emotional charge is honest and her take, original. It's Dawn French after all. Prepare for a soul searching session washed down with a block of chocolate and a chuckle with a new friend.” Scenestr
STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY
CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA
CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE
COMEDY THEATRE, MELBOURNE
FEBRUARY 16-27, MARCH 8-9
THURSDAY MARCH 10* New Show
RIVERSIDE THEATRE, PERTH
HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ADELAIDE
FRIDAY APRIL 8* New Show
THE GRAND FINALE:
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
SUNDAY APRIL 10*
Also performing in New Zealand from March 14 - April 2
*NEW SHOWS ON SALE
*My Live Nation pre-sale:
12pm February 8 until 5pm February 9
*Ticket agent pre-sale:
12pm February 10 until 5pm February 11
Tickets for All Other Shows On Sale Now
For complete tour and ticket information, visit:
All photos courtesy of respective Artists and copyrights held with respective photographers.