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Dawn French's 30 Million Minutes at the Vaudeville
Dawn French has written 30 Million Minutes, basing it on her life and career, and the show has previously been on a sold out tour of the UK. It is directed by Michael Grandage, with lighting by Willie Williams and set designs and costumes by Lez Brotherston. The producers are Phil McIntyre Entertainments and Michael Grandage Company.
In 30 Million Minutes, Dawn French takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure. It represents 30 million minutes of life - that's how long she's been alive, give or take a few minutes here and there!
Dawn French said: "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."
Best known for her comedy partnership with Jennifer Saunders and long-running BBC comedy 'The Vicar Of Dibley', Dawn French's most recent West End theatre credits include 'French and Saunders - Still Alive' at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 2008, 'Smaller' at the Lyric Theatre in 2006 and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Albery Theatre (now the Noel Coward Theatre) in 2001.
Tickets for the production will be on sale from 9am on Friday 24 April 2015.