UESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2015 – DAWN FRENCH, the award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady, brings her new show 30 Million Minutes to New Zealand in March 2016, with performances scheduled in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
Tickets sales have been extremely strong prompting the announcement of an additional show in Christchurch to satisfy demand, tickets to the newly announced performance on Thursday, March 17 at the Isaac Theatre Royal go on sale at midday today.
30 Million Minutes 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.
Dawn says; “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 had one of my three genie wishes granted, which is 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.”
The immense comedic talent of Ms French has long enthralled New Zealand audiences. Her work with long-time friend and colleague Jennifer Saunders found a keen audience in this country, and Dawn’s TV series ‘Vicar of Dibley’ was a long-running success. Most recently she was a judge on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, fuelling a desire to return ‘down under’ to share her personal journey in this acclaimed solo show.
30 Million Minutes is produced by Phil McIntyre Entertainments. The show is directed by Michael Grandage. Set and Costume Design by Lez Brotherston. Lighting Design by Willie Williams.
DAWN FRENCH IN ‘30 MILLION MINUTES’
New Zealand Tour Dates:
Monday 14 Isaac Theatre Royal, CHRISTCHURCH
Tuesday 15Isaac Theatre Royal, CHRISTCHURCH
Wednesday 16 Isaac Theatre Royal, CHRISTCHURCH
Thursday 17 Isaac Theatre Royal, CHRISTCHURCH – new show**
Monday 21 Opera House, WELLINGTON
Tuesday 22 Opera House, WELLINGTON
Wednesday 23 Opera House, WELLINGTON
Tuesday 29 Civic Theatre, AUCKLAND
Wednesday 30 Civic Theatre, AUCKLAND
Thursday 31 Civic Theatre, AUCKLAND
Friday 1 Civic Theatre, AUCKLAND
TICKETS TO THE NEWLY ANNOUNCED CHRISTCHURCH SHOW GO ON SALE AT MIDDAY TODAY
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: www.livenation.co.nz