The Dame — Edna, That Is — Returns to Toronto Oct. 25

News   The Dame — Edna, That Is — Returns to Toronto Oct. 25 Dame Edna Everage, the beloved housewife and international gigastar, will again toss gladioli to her Toronto fans beginning Oct. 25.
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage Photo by Aubrey Reuben

From Oct. 25-Nov. 6, Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance will play the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, Canada. The production was devised and written by Barry Humphries with additional material by Andrew Ross.

The Broadway mounting of Back with a Vengeance ended its New York run May 1.

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. The Dame found success on Broadway during the 2000 season with her Tony Award-winning show, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.

The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located at 260 King Street West in Toronto. For more information visit www.mirvish.com.

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The complete tour itinerary follows:
Oct. 25-Nov. 6 in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre
Nov. 8-13 in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre
Dec. 17-31 in Las Vegas at the Luxor Theatre
Jan. 17-29, 2006 in Denver at the Buell Theatre
Feb. 1-5 in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre
Feb. 7-12 in Buffalo at Shea's Performing Arts Center
Feb. 14-19 in Rochester at the Auditorium Center
Feb. 21-March 5 in Washington, D.C. at the National Theatre
March 8-12 in Clearwater at the Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 14-26 in Chicago at the La Salle Bank Theatre
March 28-April 9 in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre

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