DAWN French is adding a new leg for 2023 in response to demand for more performances after all her 2022 one-woman comedy shows sold out.
Dawn French Is A Huge Twat will play York Barbican on September 16 next year on an autumn itinerary taking in 23 venues from September 7 to November 26, including a further Yorkshire gig at Sheffield City Hall on October 8 and a London Palladium run from September 21 to 24.
Tour tickets are available from dawnfrenchontour.com; York tickets, also at yorkbarbican.co.uk; Sheffield, sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.
A statement on Dawn’s website proclaims: “Attention all Twats! We grossly underestimated just how many glorious Twats are out there, wanting this show, so here I come, the second leg of the tour. Wooohoo!
“I couldn’t be more chuffed if I were a chough. So now, stop nagging me on social media about the fact we missed your town…and get booking. I’m bringing my Twat to a theatre near you, it’s futile to resist.”
In Dawn French Is A Huge Twat, the Holyhead-born actor, novelist, comedian and one half of French & Saunders invites audiences to join her on a whirlwind journey through some of the most embarrassing, misguided and undignified moments of her personal and professional life, deep-diving into the countless times she has demonstrated – in her own words – “a spectacular display of twattery”.
The show is written by 65-year-old French and directed by Michael Grandage, with a set and costume design by Lez Brotherston, as was the case for her last York Barbican show in July 2014, Dawn French in 30 Million Minutes: a frank French confessional, rooted in her 2008 memoir Dear Fatty, transferred into a night of comedy, theatre monologues and shards of tragedy too.
Did you know?
A CHOUGH is a black Eurasian and North African bird of the crow family, with a downcurved bill and broad, rounded wings, typically frequenting mountains and sea cliffs.
According to legend, the soul of King Arthur exited stage left in the form of a chough, its red feet and bill signifying Arthur’s violent and bloody end.