Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

Canberra / Sydney / Geelong shows only
  • Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
    Adelaide • 30 - 31 May
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    Costa Hall, Deakin University
    Geelong • 02 June
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    Matinee show
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    Costa Hall, Deakin University
    Geelong • 02 June
    SAVE UP TO 58%
    Evening show
    Great tickets still available
    $75.00*
    All remaining tickets
    Buy Now
    via GPAC
  • Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
    Adelaide • 30 - 31 May
    SAVE UP TO 58%
    Great tickets still available
    $75.00*
    All remaining tickets
    Buy Now
    via Bass
  • Costa Hall, Deakin University
    Geelong • 02 June
    SAVE UP TO 58%
    Matinee show
    Great tickets still available
    $75.00*
    All remaining tickets
    Buy Now
    via GPAC
    Costa Hall, Deakin University
    Geelong • 02 June
    SAVE UP TO 58%
    Evening show
    Great tickets still available
    $75.00*
    All remaining tickets
    Buy Now
    via GPAC

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About the event

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 in May. 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.

“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.”

BARRY HUMPHRIES