Dame Edna was born in Australia in the humble rural town of Wagga Wagga. She made her theatrical debut in 1955 and instantly became a jet-setter, alternating between villas in Los Angeles, Sydney, Switzerland. Today, shes a confidant to the Queen and a worldwide television star. Walking on a beach in the south of France, she was accosted by Picasso and invited back to his studio.
He was Spanish, and the only words I knew were tapas and ole, she reminisces. In a romantic encounter, thats all you need. She insists that her double-chin was added: she says it was once Elizabeth Taylors left love-handle. This month, Dame Everage will be gracing South Florida with her enormous, glittering, glamorous presence as part of her show, Dame Edna: My First Last Tour.
Dame Edna runs March 10 through 28 at the Parker Playhouse, at 707 NE Eight St. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $15. Call 954-462-0222, or visit parkerplayhouse.com.
March 10-28, 2009