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Dawn French announces first ever solo tour for 2014

By Sam Rigby


Dawn French has announced that she will embark on her first solo tour later this year.

The Vicar of Dibley star will take her new show, titled 30 Million Minutes, on the road in the UK and Ireland this summer.

She will kick off the tour with in Sheffield on June 5-8, before visiting the likes of Glasgow, Brighton, Dublin and Dartford.

In a statement, French said that she is “sick with excitement” about her first solo tour.

She continued: “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.”

The tour dates in full are as follows:

5-8 – Sheffield, Lyceum
10-12 – Glasgow, Pavilion
13 – Derby, Assembly Rooms
14 – Buxton, Opera House
15-16 – Llandudno, Venue Cymru
18-20 – Birmingham, New Alexandra
25-28 – Brighton, Theatre Royal
29 – Plymouth, Theatre Royal

2-6 – Bradford, Alhambra
9-13 – Dublin, Olympia
16-20 – Cardiff, New Theatre
23-24 – Crawley, Hawth
25-27 – Reading, Hexagon
30-August 2 – Dartford, Orchard

Tickets for Dawn French’s 30 Million Minutes go on sale on Friday (February 28), priced at £25 to £39.50.