Dawn French adds date at Milton Keynes Theatre

Dawn French. Photo by Marc Brenner.
Dawn French. Photo by Marc Brenner.

Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, is continuing her first solo tour with an extra date at Milton Keynes Theatre.

The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written the show, 30 Million Minutes, based on her life and career.

The tour is on the road, playing over 90 dates, until mid-December.

Dawn arrives at MKT 17-20 September. The new Saturday performance date went on sale yesterday due to demand.

30 Million Minutes consists of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in.

Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.

Dawn French

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 said: “I’m sick with excitement about this solo tour. I am enjoying the fact that I can’t categorise exactly what it is, but it’s somewhere between a monologue, a play, and an autobiographical slide show with a few funnies thrown in.

“At last, I have one of my three genie wishes granted, which is that I finally get to work with Michael Grandage.

“The other two wishes are as yet unfulfilled. They are secret obviously, but suffice to say, one is about Barack Obama in Speedos. The other is about me in speedos, with cheesecake involved… Enough said.”

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