Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask


Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

Famous Artist Barry Humphries bares all in new Australian show

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO CBE will take Australian audiences on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May 2018 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask.

In an intimate confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal sometimes startling and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.

For more than 60 years Humphries has held a mirror to Australia and Australians revealing their virtues their foibles their triumphs and their failings through a gallery of adored characters including Dame Edna Everage Sir Les Paterson and Sandy Stone.

Now he will spin the mirror around exposing his own highs and lows the good times and the not so good. Themes include Humphries' Australian childhood family relationships attitudes career and his experiences as one of the world's most acclaimed entertainers.

'This is a show in which I am the principal character; it's not Les it's not Edna it's not Sandy Stone. It is really about this character called 'me'. I'm not in disguise' Humphries says.

'It is the story of my generation it is a story of a life spent in the theatre and a life spent in comedy and it will show what it is like to be a clown. In a way this is perhaps the bravest thing I've ever done and I hope the most entertaining. I think people might be agreeably shocked and they certainly will learn much they didn't know.'

Audiences can expect a virtuoso comic solo performance filled with laughter drama and surprise. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and the magic of technology may even allow appearances - or interruptions - by unexpected guests.

'Audio-visual technology has made dramatic strides in my life and it's now possible for me to be on stage with one of my own characters. They may intrude. I might be interrupted' he hints. 'I might even be upstaged!'

But while Humphries has retired from 'relentlessly touring' he can't wait to introduce Australians to this new phase in his creative life.

'I'm rather proud of what I've done in my career. It's constantly surprising it's very stimulating and it's wonderful to look back on and to look forward to. It's still going strong and with a vengeance.'

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask is being produced and promoted by TEG DAINTY.

'We are thrilled to welcome back one of Australia's greatest ever performers and to introduce audiences to the man behind the characters we all know and love' TEG DAINTY President and CEO Paul Dainty said.

'I can't wait to hear Barry's stories and to join him on his next creative adventure.'

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask plays in Newcastle Brisbane the Gold Coast Canberra Sydney Melbourne Adelaide and Geelong.

'I'm enjoying myself on stage more than ever thanks to my dear friend the Australian Audience.'
Barry

Tour Dates


Newcastle 05 May 2018 Sat
NEWCASTLE
CIVIC THEATRE NEWCASTLE

Newcastle 06 May 2018 Sun
NEWCASTLE
CIVIC THEATRE NEWCASTLE

Brisbane 10 May 2018 Thu
BRISBANE
CONCERT HALL QPAC

Gold Coast 12 May 2018 Sat
GOLD COAST
THE STAR GOLD COAST

Gold Coast 13 May 2018 Sun
GOLD COAST
THE STAR GOLD COAST

Canberra 16 May 2018 Wed
CANBERRA
ROYAL THEATRE CANBERRA

Sydney 17 May 2018 Thu
SYDNEY
DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE ICC SYDNEY

Sydney 18 May 2018 Fri
SYDNEY
DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE ICC SYDNEY

Melbourne 23 May 2018 Wed
MELBOURNE
HAMER HALL ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

Melbourne 24 May 2018 Thu
MELBOURNE
HAMER HALL ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

Adelaide 30 May 2018 Wed
ADELAIDE
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE

Adelaide 31 May 2018 Thu
ADELAIDE
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE

GEELONG 02 Jun 2018 Sat
GEELONG
DEAKIN'S COSTA HALL


When

From: Saturday 5th of May 2018  To  Saturday 2nd of June 2018



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