Dawn French, the award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady, has written a new show, based on her life and career, called Thirty Million Minutes.
Thirty 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.
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.
The immense comedic talent of Ms French has long enthralled Australian audiences. Her work with long-time friend and colleague Jennifer Saunders found a keen audience in this country, and Dawn’s TV series The Vicar of Dibley was a long-running success. Most recently she was a judge on Australia’s Got Talent, fuelling a desire to return to Australia to share her personal journey in this acclaimed solo show.
“Searing emotional honesty” The Guardian
“A life-affirming phenomenon” Daily Telegraph
“Dawn French just gets better and better… The critics are raving about 30 Million Minutes” The Independent
“French is a winning performer” Daily Mail
Dawn French 30 Million Minutes Tour
28 – 30 January – Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
2 – 6 February – State Theatre, Sydney
9 – 11 February – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra
12 – 13 February – Civic Theatre Newcastle, Newcastle
16 – 27 February – Comedy Theatre Melbourne, Melbourne
1 – 5 March – Riverside Theatre – PCEC, PerthLS
8 – 9 March – Comedy Theatre Melbourne, Melbourne
5-7 April – Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, Adelaide