You thought you saw the last of the grand Dame of world theatre, but you were wrong.
That’s right, Dame Edna Everage has been forced out of retirement and back onto the stage and she will be visiting Newcastle for three special shows this October!
Announcing her My Gorgeous Life tour, Dame Edna apologised to fans for her ‘faux retirement’ saying it was her manager Barry Humphries’ embezzlement that forced the comeback.
“One of the reasons I am adored pretty much worldwide is that I’ve always told you the truth; mostly the truth about yourselves, and even sometimes about me,” Dame Edna said.
“However this is an apology. It’s an apology for once telling you a wicked fib: a porkie, a cruel deceitful lie. I told you I had retired. That was a few years ago and when my announcement got around the globe a lot of people ‘freaked out’ to employ a phrase I never use. Some people actually lost the will to live. Some even self-harmed!”
Dame Edna added that Humphries’ embezzlement had forced her to start afresh.
“My new team of advisors said I should close down all my companies, even my charitable foundation Friends of the Prostate, and re-start my career on a clean page,” Dame Edna said.
“That’s what I’m doing. That explains my so-called ‘retirement’ and withdrawal from public life. Now I’m reborn, fit as a fiddle, and rid of the leech who tormented me for so long. So, Possums, please do come and say hello to me. It would be lovely to see your faces again.”
Dame Edna Everage will be performing her My Gorgeous Life tour at the Civic Theatre on Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October.