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BARRY HUMPHRIES' farewell show confirmed for London Palladium run from November - January

DAME EDNA TO WAVE GOODBYE
AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM

Variety’s Gigastar to play most famous Variety House in the world!

West End performances of Barry Humphries’ Farewell Show to begin on November 13th

Global star and legendary entertainer Barry Humphries is to transfer his FAREWELL TOUR to the London Palladium for a West End run from Wednesday 13th November (Press Night: Friday 15th November). EAT PRAY LAUGH! will give audiences the chance to bid farewell to Humphries, arguably Australia’s greatest entertainment export, whose creations have brought him international acclaim and adoration: cultural attaché the Honorable Sir Les Patterson, Sandy Stone and, of course, the incomparable Dame Edna Everage.

The London Palladium has played host to the greatest stars that Variety entertainment has known, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Danny Kaye and Sir Bruce Forsyth. Now Dame Edna Everage – the Gigastar of Variety! –will take her final bow at the iconic London venue.

Dame Edna today said, "I've been away from home too long possums, and my true home is the London Palladium. Book now for the housewarming party of the century!"

Humphries, one of the world’s sharpest wits and finest comic talents, has already taken his final triumphant bow to audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand where additional performances were added across the tour to satisfy the demand of more than a quarter of a million adoring fans.

DAME EDNA is one of the greatest stars of the last 50 years, winning a Tony Award for her Broadway show, “The Royal Tour”. The “housewife superstar” has played the West End and Broadway on numerous occasions, performing to packed theatres including the Royal Albert Hall at the “Last Night of the Poms", and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane as well as countless performances for the Royal Family; has television credits including the legendary UK special “A Night on Mt. Edna” as well as her own innovative chat show “The Dame Edna Experience”; and has played to sold-out audiences around the world.

Act One of Eat Pray Laugh! features gentle, grandfatherly Sandy Stone, perhaps Humphries’ greatest creation, and the outrageous Sir Les Patterson – according to Dame Edna “this is just a bit of foreplay really before I make an orgasmic appearance in Act Two!”
Surrounded by spectacular sets and dancers, Dame Edna promises to “empower” audiences as she meditates on the big issues of loss, gender, climate change, gay marriage and ethnicity.
The tour of EAT PRAY LAUGH! will open at the Milton Keynes Theatre on Wednesday 23rd October 2013 and play Cardiff and Edinburgh, before transferring to the London Palladium. Dates have now also been announced through Spring 2014.

This brand new show is directed by award-winning Australian theatre director Simon Phillips, who directed the original Priscilla Queen of the Desert, with design by Tony Award-winning Brian Thomson, who designed the original Australian and London productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show, as well as the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games.

EAT PRAY LAUGH! is produced by Paul Dainty of The Dainty Group and James Cundall of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.

LONDON PALLADIUM – LISTINGS INFORMATION

The London Palladium
Argyll Street
London
W1F 7TF

Wednesday 13 November 2013 – Saturday 8 January 2014

Booking Online

Telephone Booking
Box Office & 24 hour credit card bookings: 0844 811 0058

Ticket Prices
SEAT PRICES
£71, £56, £41, £26, £96 Premiums
GROUPS OF 10+
0844 412 4650
Best available £50.50, £30.50 Mon-Fri & Sat Mat

Performance times
Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 2.30pm
Sunday matinee 3.00pm

Christmas Schedule
Sunday 22 December: 3.00pm matinee
Monday 23 December: no performance
Tuesday 24 December: 4.00pm matinee
Wednesday 25 December: no performance
Thursday 26 December: 7.00pm evening
Friday 27 December: 2.30pm matinee & 7.30pm evening
Saturday 28 December: 2.30pm matinee & 7.30pm evening
Sunday 29 December: 3.00pm matinee
Monday 30 December: no performance
Tuesday 31 December: 3.00pm matinee
Wednesday 1 January: 7.30pm evening
Thursday 2 January: 7.30pm evening
Friday 3 January: 7.30pm evening
Saturday 4 January: 2.30pm matinee & 7.30pm evening
Sunday 5 January: 3.00pm matinee


For all tour details and booking information, please see www.dameednafarewell.com


2013 Tour Dates

Weds 23 – Sat 26 October
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Weds 30 October – Sat 2 November
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
Box Office: 029 2063 6464

Tues 5 – Sat 9 November
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH
Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Weds 13 November – Saturday 8 January 2014
THE LONDON PALLADIUM
Box Office: 0844 811 0058

2014 Tour Dates

Tues 21 – Sat 25 January
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL
Box Office: 08448 11 21 21

Tues 28 January – Sat 1 February
SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER
Box Office: 02380 711 811

Tues 4 – Sat 8 February
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL (On Sale from 5 September 2013)
Box Office: 01603 63 00 00

Tues 11 – Sat 15 February
KINGS THEATRE, GLASGOW
Box Office: 0844 871 7648

Tues 18 – Sat 22 February
BRISTOL HIPPODROME
Box Office: 0844 871 3012

Tues 25 February – Sat 1 March
GRAND THEATRE, LEEDS
Box Office: 0844 848 2700

Tues 4 – Sat 8 March
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
Box Office: 0844 871 3018
www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester



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