Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, is bringing her hugely popular, critically acclaimed show 30 Million Minutes back to London's West End for the final time at the Vaudeville Theatre from 18th October. This really is the last chance to see the award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady in her one woman show as it returns for one week only.
30 Million Minutes takes the audience on a journey through various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn speaks about the lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows to be true.
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, give or take a few minutes here and there.
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...
On bringing back 30 Million Minutes for the final time, Dawn said: "Dredging my lucky pants out of the bottom drawer - I'm very excited about being back in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre for a final six performances in October."
30 Million Minutes at the Vaudeville Theatre, London 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
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