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Aunty Donna Is Touring Their New Live Show Around Australia This Spring

Fresh from their hit Netflix series, it's the trio's first live tour in more than three years.
By Sarah Ward
June 16, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
June 16, 2021
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In some cities, it'll happen in October. In others, it'll occur in November. Either way, folks in a heap of places around Australia are about to learn a very important truth. If you've watched Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun on Netflix — aka the platform's best comedy of 2020 — then you'll have already heard this crucial nugget of wisdom. Everyone could use a reminder, though, because knowing that everything's a drum is just that essential.

Aunty Donna, purveyors of such powerful tidbits, are following up their streaming success by spreading the word — and the absurdist gags — countrywide. For the first time in more than three years, the comedy trio is hitting the road and heading to stages in Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. Even if you haven't yet had your cup of morning brown yet, you'll know that this is exciting news.

Writers and performers Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane will be breaking out their distinctive brand of humour between Wednesday, October 6–Friday, November 12, as part of a roadshow they're calling The Magical Dead Cat Tour. They've released a trailer to explain why these gigs have that name, and it's as silly and hilarious as you'd expect. Also part of the clip: the very wise recommendation that wannabe attendees should get their tickets quickly.

Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun was just the dose of hilarity we all needed last year, so the troupe's tour is certain to prove the same this year — but in-person. Fingers crossed for more Crazy John's, Four'n Twenty pies, Eagle Boys Pizza, the Hoodoo Gurus and Grant Denyer references.

And yes, plenty of funny folks are about to hit the road and bring their amusing shows to Aussie cities — with Aunty Donna touring at around the same time as Bill Bailey and Hannah Gadsby.

Check out the trailer for Aunty Donna's The Magical Dead Cat Tour below — and the full tour dates, too:

AUNTY DONNA'S THE MAGICAL DEAD CAT TOUR 2021:

Wednesday, October 6–Thursday, October 7 — Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Saturday, October 9–Sunday, October 10 — The Playhouse, Canberra
Wednesday, October 13 — Astor Theatre, Perth
Thursday, October 21 — Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday, October 27–Thursday, October 28 — Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, November 2–Saturday, November 6 — Arts Centre, Melbourne
Friday, November 12 — Theatre Royal, Hobart

Aunty Donna's The Magical Dead Cat tour will make its way around the country this October and November. For pre-sale tickets until 10am on Thursday, June 17, or for general ticket sales afterwards — and for further information — head to the Aunty Donna website.

Top image: Netflix.

Published on June 16, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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