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Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour

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Eat, Pray, Laugh
dame edna, barry humphries farewell tour

An Australian satirist and West End musical star, Barry Humphries's biographer, Ann Pender, had described him as 'the most significant theatrical figure of our time' and 'the most significant comedian to emerge since Charlie Chaplin'. Humphries is best known in the role of his alter ego, Dame Edna Everage. Dame Edna is a snobbish housewife with controversial political views and a unique sense of fashion. With lilac hair and cat-eye glasses, she's got good camouflage if she ever found herself in a flowerbed of lavender. Out in the open, however, you could not fail to miss her. Or hear her.

At least up until now. Shortly, Dame Edna will be hanging up her her wig, and is saying goodbye to her UK fans in a final Farewell Tour. Barrie Humphries has already said ta-ta to his fellow Aussies and Kiwi mates, having received standing ovations for his stand up show, Eat, Pray, Laugh.

Dame Edna promises to 'empower' her audience with discussions of loss, gender, climate change, gay marriage, and ethnicity'. She will be joined by Humphries other alter egos, Sandy Stone and Les Patterson. Tickets start from 26 and go up to 96 for premium seats.

Tour Dates

London - London Palladium
13th November - 5th January 2014

Newcastle - Newcastle Theatre Royal
21st - 25th January 2014

Southampton - Southampton Mayflower
28th January - 1st February 2014

Norwich - Norwich Theatre Royal
4th - 8th February 2014

Glasgow - King's Theatre
11th - 15th February 2014

Bristol - Bristol Hippodrome
18th - 22nd February 2014

Leeds - Leeds Grand Theatre
25th February - 1st March 2014

Manchester - Manchester Opera House
4th - 8th March 2014
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Why? Fun at the theatre
When: Until 8th March
Where: Across the UK
Cost: 26-96
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