Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley has announced her first ever tour of the UK and Ireland, with with her new autobiographical show ‘It’s All About Me’.
The actress and activist will entertain audiences with ‘some never heard before stories’ from her career when the tour begins in October next year and comes to Portsmouth on Sunday, November 4.
‘The thought of this tour... has completely taken over my waking hours,’ she said.
‘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.’
Lumley will be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put questions from the audience to her.
The 30-date tour, which begins on October 6 at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, includes dates in Glasgow, Blackpool, Sheffield, Leeds, London and Brighton.
Joanna Lumley 2018 tour dates:
Sat 6 Oct – Waterfront, Belfast
Sun 7 Oct – Bord Gais, Dublin
Tue 9 Oct – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Wed 10 Oct – Sage, Gateshead
Thu 11 Oct – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Fri 12 Oct – EICC, Edinburgh
Sat 13 Oct – Opera House, Blackpool
Sun 14 Oct – Lowry, Manchester
Wed 17 Oct – New Theatre, Oxford
Thu 18 Oct – Hippodrome, Bristol
Fri 19 Oct – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Sat 20 Oct – Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Sun 21 Oct – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Mon 22 Oct – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Wed 24 Oct – City Hall, Sheffield
Thu 25 Oct – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Fri 26 Oct – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sat 27 Oct – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Sun 28 Oct – Barbican, York
Mon 29 Oct – Palladium, London
Wed 31 Oct – Pavilions, Plymouth
Thu 1 Nov – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Fri 2 Nov – Guildhall, Southampton
Sat 3 Nov – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
Sun 4 Nov – Guildhall, Portsmouth
Tue 6 Nov – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Wed 7 Nov – St Georges Hall, Blackburn
Thu 8 Nov – Brighton Dome, Brighton
Fri 9 Nov – Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Sat 10 Nov – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury