Award-winning actor, bestselling novelist and all round funny lady Dawn French is set to bring her new show 30 Million Minutes to Australia next year.

Having toured the show extensively around the UK to wide spread critical acclaim; French will bring 30 Million Minutes to Australia from January through to March, with performances scheduled in Brisbane on 28 and 29 January at QPAC.

The show, which is based on French’s life and career, consists of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as she takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her and the things she knows for sure.

With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, French shares how she had 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, because that’s how long she’s been alive.

“I’m sick with excitement about this solo tour,” Dawn says.

“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.”

Dawn says at last she has had one of her three “genie” wishes granted, which was to work with Director Michael Grandage.

“The other two wishes are as yet unfilled,” she says.

“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.”

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