Whitney Pastorek
December 03, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance!

type
Stage
Current Status
In Season
run date
11/21/04
performer
Barry Humphries

We gave it a B

As soon as Barry Humphries’ besequined battleship of an alter ego descends from the rafters on a giant pair of her own eyeglasses, Dame Edna Everage sets upon her audience like a drunken, matronly Muppet, wanting nothing more than to save us from our poor, pathetic lives. It’s the same old shtick — songs are sung, ticket holders insulted, gladiolas waved — but also constant is the Dame’s affection for her possums, for which we should be thankful. Because if she’s going to bring your grandfather on stage and put him in a pair of ass-less chaps, you want to know she’s doing it out of love.

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