National treasure Barry Humphries will take you on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career with his new show The Man Behind the Mask.

An intimate, confessional evening – seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories.

The UK welcomed Dame Edna with open arms, immediately becoming a household favorite and filling our living rooms with many years of laughter. His other alter egos included Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone.  

Barry peels off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown. 

‘up-close-and-personal encounter
with a comic genius’

The Age - Melbourne

Hearing about Dame Edna, Sir Les, et al in the first person comes as a surprise, but an entirely welcome one. Performing as himself, we suddenly realise where Edna got that incisive wit, where Les got his deplorable manners, and where Sandy got his melancholy.’

Adelaide Advertiser

CRITICS CHOICE
“The Best Show We’ve Seen This Week”
The Times

TOP 3 CRITICS CHOICE
Daily Telegraph

★★★★
“A glorious return, he remains one of the greats, doing his glorious thing”
The Times

★★★★
“The Wizard of Oz remains on wicked form
The Daily Mail

“A stripped down masterclass of witty anecdotes”
Evening Standard

“You could feel the pure joy in the theatre”
Evening Standard

“This antique’s roadshow could run and run
Evening Standard

★★★★★
“Like another legendary comic, it is pure happiness he stands for and spreads. And we rise to our feet for that
Libby Purves, TheatreCat

★★★★★
“We are left in complete agreement with an Aussie biker who assailed Humphries in the street, ‘Barry! You're a f*ckin' icon mate’
Broadwayworld

“A charming, relatively cosy, celebration of a life that deserves to be celebrated… The show sparkles with the frisson of unpredictability whenever he starts interrogating the front row”
Chortle

“Barry Humphries demonstrates why he became, and continues to be, a comedy legend
Everything Theatre 

★★★★
“Comfortable now in his own skin, Barry Humphries has attained the status of a national treasure. Come and see him in a performance which is surely to be treasured.”
The Daily Mail

★★★★
“He’s still got the wit, humour, comedic timing and ability to ad lib and to deliver those punch lines almost as asides”
Broadway Baby

★★★★
“'These days, you don’t have to be funny. You just have to identify as funny.' Well, I identify as fully entertained.”
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UK TOUR 2022

7 - 9 April

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse

13 April

YORK Opera House

17 & 18 April

BATH Theatre Royal

21 - 23 April

GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud

25 April

RICHMOND Theatre

28 & 29 April

EASTBOURNE Devonshire Park

1 MAY

BIRMINGHAM Rep

3 MAY

SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn

5 & 6 May

MALVERN Theatres

8 May

BROMLEY Churchill Theatre

10 & 11 May

CHELTENHAM Everyman

13 May

CANTERBURY Marlowe

15 May

NORWICH Theatre Royal

17 May

BUXTON Opera House

19 - 21 May

NORTHAMPTON Royal & Derngate

25 MAY

BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion

27 MAY

YEOVIL Octagon

29 MAY & 5 June

LONDON Gielgud Theatre

31 MAY - 1 June

CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre

12 June

LONDON Gielgud Theatre