18 October 2016 - 22 October 2016

30 Million Minutes

by Dawn French
Vaudeville Theatre, UK and Australian Tours
Cast: Dawn French

Following the success of her sold out solo UK tour in 2014, and a limited season in the West End in 2015, Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, brought her hugely popular show 30 Million Minutes to London’s West End for the final time at the Vaudeville Theatre for one week only.

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. 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.

30 Million Minutes 18 October 2016 - 22 October 2016

Cast

Dawn French

Creative

Lez Brotherston - Set & Costume Designer
Willie Williams - Lighting Designer

Michael Grandage

Director

Michael is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company in London. He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002-12) and Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres (2000-05).

For MGC: Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Peter and Alice and Privates on Parade (Noël Coward Theatre) and the forthcoming feature film Genius.

At the Donmar: Richard II, Luise Miller, King Lear, Red (also Broadway and LA), Hamlet with Jude Law (also Elsinore and New York), Ivanov, Twelfth Night, Madame de Sade, The Chalk Garden, Don Juan in SohoFrost/Nixon (also Gielgud, New York, USA tour), Othello, The Wild Duck, Guys and DollsGrand Hotel, After Miss Julie, Caligula, Merrily We Roll Along and Passion Play.

At Sheffield: he directed numerous productions including Don Carlos, which also transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London.

Opera includes: The Marriage of Figaro and Billy Budd (Glyndebourne), Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera) and Madame Butterfly (Houston).

Awards include: Tony, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle, TMA, South Bank and Drama Desk. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of London, Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011. His book, A Decade at the Donmar, was published in 2012 by Constable and Robins.

Reviews and Marketing

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"Genuinely enlightening"
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"Searing emotional honesty"
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"A life affirming phenomenon"
"Dawn French just gets better and better… The critics are raving about 30 Million Minutes"
The Independent
"French is a winning performer"
Daily Mail
"Buy a ticket"
Mail On Sunday
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