Joanna Lumley rolls back the years with new tour
National treasure, activist, comedy actress and adventurer Joanna Lumley is set to embark on her first ever live tour, It's All About Me, which will see her perform on October 6 at Belfast's Waterfront Hall and then at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK. Tickets will go on sale today (Friday December 1).
Joanna will share her stories of her acting career that includes Coronation Street, On the Buses, Dracula and as a brainwashed Bond Girl in Blofeld’s lair in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Lumley has been a permanent fixture in our sitting rooms since she burst onto our screens as Purdey in the New Avengers in 1976. Now in a nationwide tour she will take us through the random journey that started in London in the swinging 1960s. Beginning as Jean Muir’s house model and muse Lumley progressed to become a full-blown photographic model, featuring in knitting patterns, mini-skirts, toothpaste commercials and the occasional front cover.
Then as Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous she became a degenerate role-model for a generation. Winning two BAFTAs, Joanna emerged as one of the best comedy actresses of her generation. For 25 years the adventures of Patsy and Edina have sporadically lurched across our screens culminating in AbFab The Movie in 2016.
Joanna will take audiences through adventures from her four decade career, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will interview Joanna with questions from the audience, making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember.
On announcing It’s All About Me, Joanna said: “The thought of this tour next year, travelling across the British Isles and Ireland, has completely taken over my waking hours. It’s utterly thrilling to start planning the stories I can tell, and the rapture (and gratitude, to be fair) with which I shall greet the audiences. Nothing like this has come my way before, and I may have to be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show. Oh people! This is especially for you from me, with masses of love. I think it will be fabulous.”
For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk.