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Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

Hannah Gadsby’s tenth solo show was Nanette. It did alright.

Nanette played around Australia and the UK for 18 months – taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals, before sitting down in New York and dropping a Netflix special in June 2018.

This won her a Peabody Award and started a global conversation that continues today.

Now Gadsby is back, making her debut appearance at Southbank Centre with her new show, Douglas.

While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Gadsby to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect.

Gadsby found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas she plans to use it.

The stand-up stage has been Gadsby’s home for more than a decade, and the last couple of years have given her a few very new ideas to think and talk about in her brand new show.

Nanette played to sold out houses across Australia, London, Edinburgh, New York and Los Angeles before launching on Netflix in June as the first Australian Netflix original comedy special and stopping the comedy world in its tracks.

Gadsby’s overnight success of was more than ten years in the making, with her award-winning stand-up shows a sell-out fixture in festivals across Australia and in the UK since her Edinburgh debut in 2009.

She played a character called Hannah on the TV series Please Like Me (Amazon); has hosted three art documentaries, inspired by comedy art lectures she created to accompany collections at major galleries; and is soon to release a book.

Makes me laugh in ways that hurt.*****
Time Out
Gadsby maintains a masterful control of her craft.****1/2
The Age
Douglas, her follow-up to a show that would seem impossible to top, is another triumph.****1/2
The uproariously funny Douglas is part lecture, part stand-up and part tongue-in-cheek tirade. And it’s all heart.
The Australian

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Royal Festival Hall


£20 - £37.50
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£20, £27.50, £37.50


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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Content warning
Contains language that some might find offensive.

Event information
Hannah Gadsby's tour is a phone-free experience. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches are secured in Yondr cases that can be opened at the end of the event.

Guests maintain possession of their phones at all times, and can access their phones throughout the show at designated phone use areas. All phones will be re-secured in Yondr cases before returning to the performance space.

We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.

Access information
The performance on Sunday 3 November at 8pm is Speech-to-Text-transcribed (STT).

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