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Dame Edna Everage is an immensely appreciated character developed and played by the Australian comedian Barry Humphries. The invention of the character can be traced back to the early days when Humphries toured his home country with the Union Theatre Repertory Company. He started performing as Mrs. Everage to entertain his fellow actors during commutes across country towns. With director Ray Lawler's suggestion, Humphries brought Mrs. Everage to the stage at Melbourne University in 1955.
Since then, she has appeared in numerous theatre productions, television shows and even movies. In 2015, she announced her retirement, but will bid farewell to her loyal fans with a goodbye tour. The tour will take her through Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the US. So grab Dame Edna tickets and watch her brilliant performances live.
Edna was named after Barry Humphries' real-life childhood nanny. The character of Dame Edna Everage has evolved gradually throughout the years. But her signature traits, such as her cat eye glasses, lilac-colored hair, outlandish wardrobe and a boisterous yet warm way of talking, remain the same. She was originally portrayed as an Australian suburban housewife but she later turned into a housewife-cum-superstar.
Her observational jabs, which satirize fashion, political leaders, celebrities, prudishness and class snobbery, have won her renown worldwide. Edna Everage has been lauded as ".a mix of Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, the queen mother and a boxing kangaroo" by the Los Angeles Times.
Humphries, the comedian behind Edna's face, is well recognized and has garnered critical acclaim throughout the English speaking world. His highly celebrated career has actively stirred laughter among audience for over half a century now. Since 1967, he has appeared in around twenty movies made in Oceania, North America and the UK. In these movies, he either starred in a role or acted as one of this his two characters; Dame Edna Everage or Sir Les Patterson.
Some of the movie titles that stand out include The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, Napoleon, Mary and Max, Finding Nemo and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Apart from movies, he has also authored about two dozen books which include two novels and two autobiographies. His first autobiography More Please was awarded with a J. R. Ackerley Prize for Autobiography by the English PEN. His other notable literary works include Shades of Sandy Stone, Neglected Poems and Other Creatures, Punch Down Under and Les Patterson's Australia.
Humphries began his career in 1955 but gained recognition after creating his alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. Over the decades, he has won numerous awards and accolades. He has been nominated four times at the BAFTA TV Awards, always in the 'Best Light Entertainment Performance'. For his theatre contributions, he won a special Tony Award, a special achievement Outer Critics Circle Award and a National Broadway Theatre Award. He has also been presented with honorary doctorates from Griffith University and the University of Melbourne. Just thirty years into his career, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.
In the UK, his services to theatre were recognized and he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007. His life's work has also been recognized and he was awarded a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the British Comedy Awards. His home country awarded him with a Centenary Medal for his services as a writer and actor for Australian society.
As Dame Edna Everage, Humphries has announced that he will be hanging up his hat in 2015. But his retirement will come into effect after his worldwide tour concludes. In the US, the tour will bring the witty Dame to venues such as Ahmanson Theatre in LA, Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, Moor Theatre in Seattle and the National Theatre in Washington DC. Dame Edna will be visiting these cities for 'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour'. So grab Dame Edna tickets and enjoy with family and friends as she travels across the Atlantic to perform for the US audience.