Dawn French goes it alone on national tour

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Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, arrives at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate Theatre on Wednesday, as part of her first ever solo tour.

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.

The show 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.

The lady herself is urging audiences to see her now because she is convinced it won’t be long before she is far too doolally to perform.

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.

As a big fat liar once said of her: “Her singular attempt to be ordinary fails miserably.”

Dawn is on the road until November so check your local theatre to see if she is performing on stage near you.

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