LEISURE: Queen of comedy on first solo tour

Dawn French at MK Theatre.
Dawn French at MK Theatre.

Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, has begun her first solo tour. The award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady has written a new show, based on her life and career, called 30 Million Minutes, and it arrives at Milton Keynes Theatre from September 17 until September 20.

30 Million Minutes consists of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her.

With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French of Cornwall shares how she has misguidedly spent her whole life vigorously attempting to be a fully functioning female human.

Her extraordinary lack of willpower, combined with an enviable knack for nosey parking and showing off, has driven her to grapple with the big stuff of life in public. 30 million minutes of life - that’s how long she’s been alive.

The shows are at 7.30pm and tickets are from £36 at www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes or call 0844 871 7652.