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Vaudeville Theatre, London4.629 reviews
The Queen of British comedy performs her first ever and critically acclaimed solo show!

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'Genuinely Enlightening' ★★★★★ - Daily Express
'Searing Emotional Honesty' ★★★★ - Guardian
'Dawn French Just Gets Better. The Critics Are Raving About 30 Million Minutes' The Independent
'A Life Affirming Phenomenon' ★★★★ - Daily Telegraph
'Hilarious' ★★★★ - The Arts Desk
'French Is A Winning Performer' - Daily Mail

Dawn French at London's Vaudeville Theatre! For a STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON from 11 Nov.

The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career, called 30 MILLION MINUTES.

The critically acclaimed 30 Million Minutes consists of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure.

Following the huge success of her sold out solo UK tour in 2014, Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, now brings her hugely popular show 30 Million Minutes to London’s West End for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre from 11th November (Press Night 12th November). The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written the show herself, basing it on her life and career. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 24th April.

Book for this show NOW, because Dawn French is convinced it won't be long before she is far too doolally to perform it.

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…

Dawn says; “I shall be buying new pants in honour of this exciting opportunity to bring my show into London’s glittery West End, so every audience member can relax in the knowledge that I will be fully contained and utterly fragrant at all times. Look, it's not a play, it's not stand up, it's not a monologue, it's not a slide show, but it's something a bit like all of those with some alarming extreme striptease thrown in. Please don't bother with it if you don't usually enjoy yourself, it's only for marvellous lovely people. All grumpy f******s should stay at home. Those of us who DO turn up, myself included, will share an evening we won't forget in a hurry. I promise that.”

As a big fat liar once said of her: ‘Her singular attempt to be ordinary fails miserably.'

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.

Tickets for 30 Million Minutes are on sale now!

Additional Information

Running time

2h20min. Evenings at 7.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday, Matinee at 2.30pm

Performance dates

18 to 22 October 2016

Venue Information

Vaudeville Theatre404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

Group Pricing

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Customer Reviews

29 reviews4.6

Andrea Lee22nd November

Liked it very much. Dawn was very honest and open. She'd be someone I'd love to hang out with!

Sue Ingram17th November

An excellent show with no holds barred in the telling of her life story so far.

Andrew Drurya16th November

dawn was very good. it was far above what I was expecting

alison cooper16th November

Both funny and sad – but mostly FUNNY – truly uplifting!

Jess-Irene Graham16th November

Excellent funny show didn't stop laughing throughout ??

Paula Brooks16th November

Dawn French was fantastic, she delivered her act in a professional and well presented way. She was really funny and well worth the visit to London. The seats were great and the staff at the theater friendly. I wish there had been a appropriate time to take a picture, but photography was not allowed.

Helen Horsfield16th November

Outstanding! Enjoyed all emotions

Beatrice Eklund-Toms16th November

An autobioagraphy by the author herself right there in front of you in her words and expressions. Putting her own story out there and not by the press. Expect laughter, sadness and some cringworthy moments

Amy Pebworth16th November

Laughed, cried and could have listened for hours. Will Dawn French be my best friend, please?

FRANCES STONE15th November

What a great show. I want her to be my new best friend. So entertaining, both sad and funny. A truly inspirational woman.

Norina Rotchell15th November

Honest amusing and funny. Dawn we love you.

Graham Collins15th November

Great night, funny and thoughtful in equal measure