Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, returns to the stage with her one-woman stand-up show ‘Dawn French is a Huge Twat’ playing across Australia in April and May 2024 – and fans have already snapped up their tickets in droves!
A further 3 new dates have been added to satisfy demand – AEC Theatre, Adelaide on April 17, Civic Theatre, Newcastle on April 20, and Palais Theatre, Melbourne on April 24.
Tickets for all shows, including new dates, go on sale on Thursday, September 28 at 12pm.
A special Live Nation/Ticketmaster/Venue presale runs until Thursday, September 28 at 11am.
Perth has a standalone Live Nation/Ticketmaster/Venue pre-sale window, running until Thursday, September 28 at 11am.
All times are local.
Dawn French is a much-loved figure in Australia, having toured most recently in 2016 with her first solo stand-up show Thirty Million Minutes – performing a magnificent 38 shows across the country!
Discussing this new tour, French said, “This show is so named because unfortunately, it’s horribly accurate. 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.”
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.
In the early 90s, both French and Saunders forged separate but equally successful paths, creating two comedy institutions in the process. As Jennifer Saunders launched Absolutely Fabulous, Dawn French starred in multiple roles in the black comedy Murder Most Horrid, often playing both murderer and murdered in the same episode. This was followed by the enormously popular Richard Curtis series The Vicar Of Dibley, which attracted over 12 million viewers to its series finale. Dawn is also a successful author, having written six best-selling books. Her latest book, The Twat Files, is published in October.
French has also enjoyed considerable success on stage, both as a stand-up comedian and actress, and on the big screen in films from Coraline to Death On The Nile. In 2022, she announced her return to the stage with her show Dawn French Is A Huge Twat.
DAWN FRENCH IS A HUGE TWAT – AUSTRALIA 2024
RIVERSIDE THEATRE, PERTH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10*
RIVERSIDE THEATRE, PERTH THURSDAY, APRIL 11*
AEC THEATRE, ADELAIDE TUESDAY, APRIL 16
AEC THEATRE, ADELAIDE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 – NEW SHOW
CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE FRIDAY, APRIL 19
CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – NEW SHOW
PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE TUESDAY, APRIL 23
PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 – NEW SHOW
WREST POINT, HOBART MONDAY, APRIL 29
ROYAL THEATRE, CANBERRA FRIDAY, MAY 3
STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY THURSDAY, MAY 9
THE STAR, GOLD COAST TUESDAY, MAY 14
CONVENTION CENTRE, BRISBANE THURSDAY, MAY 16