Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

 Famous Artist Barry Humphries bares all in new Australian show

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revealing, FUNNY and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May & June 2018 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask.

In an intimate, confessional evening – seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories – Australia’s best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.

For more than 60 years, Humphries has held a mirror to Australia and Australians, revealing their virtues, their foibles, their triumphs and their failings through a gallery of adored characters, including Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Paterson and Sandy Stone.

Now he will spin the mirror around, exposing his own highs and lows, the good times and the not so good. Themes include Humphries’ Australian childhood, family relationships, attitudes, career and his experiences as one of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers.

“This is a show in which I am the principal character; it’s not Les, it’s not Edna, it’s not Sandy Stone. It is really about this character called ‘me’. I’m not in disguise,” Humphries says.

“It is the story of my generation, it is a story of a life spent in the theatre and a life spent in comedy, and it will show what it is like to be a clown. In a way, this is perhaps the bravest thing I’ve ever done and I hope the most entertaining. I think people might be agreeably shocked and they certainly will learn much they didn’t know.”

Audiences can expect a virtuoso, comic, solo performance filled with laughter, drama and surprise. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and the magic of technology may even allow appearances – or interruptions – by unexpected guests.

“Audio-visual technology has made dramatic strides in my life and it’s now possible for me to be on stage with one of my own characters. They may intrude. I might be interrupted,” he hints. “I might even be upstaged!”

But while Humphries has retired from “relentlessly touring”, he can’t wait to introduce Australians to this new phase in his creative life.

“I’m rather proud of what I’ve done in my career. It’s constantly surprising, it’s very stimulating and it’s wonderful to look back on, and to look forward to. It’s still going strong, and with a vengeance.”

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask is being produced and promoted by TEG DAINTY.

“We are thrilled to welcome back one of Australia’s greatest ever performers and to introduce audiences to the man behind the characters we all know and love,” TEG DAINTY President and CEO Paul Dainty said.

“I can’t wait to hear Barry’s stories and to join him on his next creative adventure.”

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask plays in Newcastle, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Geelong.

“I’m enjoying myself on stage more than ever, thanks to my dear friend, the Australian Audience.”

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05 May 2018
Sat
Newcastle
Civic Theatre Newcastle

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06 May 2018
Sun
Newcastle
Civic Theatre Newcastle

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10 May 2018
Thu
Brisbane
Concert Hall, QPAC

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3pm & 8pm shows.
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12 May 2018
Sat
Gold Coast
The Star Gold Coast

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13 May 2018
Sun
Gold Coast
The Star Gold Coast

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16 May 2018
Wed
Canberra
Royal Theatre Canberra

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17 May 2018
Thu
Sydney
Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney

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18 May 2018
Fri
Sydney
Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney

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23 May 2018
Wed
Melbourne
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

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24 May 2018
Thu
Melbourne
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

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25 May 2018
Fri
Melbourne
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

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26 May 2018
Sat
Melbourne
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

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30 May 2018
Wed
Adelaide
Adelaide Festival Centre

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31 May 2018
Thu
Adelaide
Adelaide Festival Centre

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02 Jun 2018
Sat
GEELONG
Deakin's Costa Hall

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02 Jun 2018
Sat
GEELONG
Deakin's Costa Hall

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