The Teskey Brothers
- Christchurch Town Hall
- Tuesday 12 December 2023
We are excited to announce Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy is returning to the stage and to Ōtautahi with her one-woman stand-up show ‘Dawn French is a Huge Twat’!
"This show is so named because unfortunately, it’s horribly accurate," French said, "There have been far too many times I have made stupid mistakes or misunderstood something vital or jumped the gun in a spectacular display of twattery. I thought I might tell some of these buttock clenching embarrassing stories to give New Zealand audiences a peek behind the scenes of my work life…Roll up! Book early to see the telly vicar lady be a total twat on stage, live in front of your very eyes. And ears.”
Few people are as firmly ensconced in the British comedy firmament as Dawn French. As one half of the ground-breaking comedy duo French & Saunders (with Jennifer Saunders) she blazed a trail that shaped TV comedy through the 80s and 90s, spoofing everyone from Oasis to The Corrs and brilliantly sending up films such as Titanic and The Lord Of The Rings series.
In the early 90s, both French and Saunders forged separate but equally successful paths, creating two comedy institutions in the process. As Jennifer Saunders launched Absolutely Fabulous, Dawn French starred in multiple roles in the black comedy Murder Most Horrid, often playing both murderer and murdered in the same episode. This was followed by the enormously popular Richard Curtis series The Vicar Of Dibley, which attracted over 12 million viewers to its series finale. Dawn is also a successful author, having written six best-selling books. Her latest book, The Twat Files, is published in October.
French has also enjoyed considerable success on stage, both as a stand-up comedian and actress, and on the big screen in films from Coraline to Death On The Nile.