30 million minutes of Dawn

Dawn French in 30 Million Minutes
Dawn French in 30 Million Minutes

Dawn French fans are in for a treat when the Queen of Comedy comes to Milton Keynes Theatre from September 17 - 20.

The award-winning actress, best-selling novelist and all-round (in every sense) funny lady has written a new show based on her life and career.

It’s called 30 Million Minutes – her reckoning of how long she’s been alive – and consists of a cornucopia of delights along with the odd irksome tribulation as she takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.

Dawn is currently on a 90 date UK tour and she’s convinced it won’t be long before she’s too doolally to perform it. The evidence is there for all to see – she’s 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 life’s little absurdities, Dawn shares how she’s misguidedly attemped to be a fully functioning female human for all 30 million minutes so far.

Her extraordinary lack of willpower, combined with her canny ‘nosey parker’ knack and an enviable talent for showing off has driven her to grapple with the big stuff in public.

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

It’s worth coming if only to witness what size she actually is – to marvel at how one woman can mercilessly murder so many chocolates and yet remain so curiously slim . . .

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