Edna is currently premiering her new Broadway-bound show — Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance — at San Francisco's Curran Theatre through Oct. 10. On Oct. 5 the Dame will autograph copies of her new DVD at Virgin from 12:30-1:30 PM. The music shop is located at 2 Stockton Street in downtown San Francisco.
Dubbed Australia's First Lady, Dame Edna is the invention of Barry Humphries, a successful character actor in Europe and Australia as well as an esteemed landscape painter. Some of Humphries' theatrical credits include roles in Waiting for Godot, Oliver! and Maggie May, but his most successful outings have been as Dame Edna, a character he created in 1956. Humphries was given the Order of Australia in 1982 and was endowed with an Honorary Doctorate of Griffith University in Australia in 1994.
Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance begins previews Nov. 5 at Broadway's Music Box Theatre with an official opening scheduled for Nov. 21.