The Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th July 2014
The first lady of British TV comedy, Dawn French, has confirmed two dates at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th July as part of her first ever solo tour.
Tickets from €39.50 including booking fee on sale now via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.
Approximate times as follows: doors open 7.15pm, show starts with Dawn French on stage at 8pm. Please note, times subject to change as always.
Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. Please note, due to the nature of comedy shows, parental discretion may be advised for younger patrons.
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 30 Million Minutes.
30 Million Minutes will consist 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.
Book for this show NOW, because Dawn French is convinced it won't be long before she is far too doolally to perform it.
The evidence is there for all to see. She is already three quarters certifiably daft. The other quarter is utterly bewildered. And the remaining quarter simply can't do maths. 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.
It's also worth coming if only to finally witness what size she actually is. Can we believe the stolen images of so many women's magazines? What is the truth? Is she so unfeasibly large that she can hardly live? Or does she sleep in a matchbox? Marvel at how one woman can mercilessly murder so much chocolate, and yet remain so curiously slim…
As a big fat liar once said of her: "Her singular attempt to be ordinary fails miserably."
Catch the show. Or feel like a fool.
30 Million Minutes is produced by Phil McIntyre Entertainments and Michael Grandage Company. The show is directed by Michael Grandage. Lighting Design by Willie Williams, Set and Costume Design by Lez Brotherston.