The Queen of British comedy, Dawn French, has announced her return to the Australian stage with her one-woman stand-up show, “Dawn French is a Huge Twat”, playing across the country in April and May of 2024.
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.
These performances will mark French’s first Australian shows since her sold-out tour of 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” commences with two shows in Perth at Riverside Theatre on April 10 and 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; before concluding at Brisbane Convention Centre on May 16.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Thursday, September 28 at 12pm 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.
General public tickets go on sale from Thursday September 28th at 12pm.