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Hannah Gadsby Is Touring Her Brand New Live Stand-Up Show Around Australia This Year

The witty Aussie comedian's 'Body of Work' will make its way around the country between July and November.
By Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
May 10, 2021
By Sarah Ward and Libby Curran
May 10, 2021

When the time came for Hannah Gadsby to follow up her international smash-hit show Nanette, that seemed a rather difficult task. After all, the one-woman stand-up performance copped serious praise on its 18-month travels across Australia and the UK, even scooping the top honours at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe — and spawning its very own Netflix special.

But, then Douglas was born, with the beloved Aussie comedian returning to the stand-up stage with a performance named after her own pet pooch. While Nanette pulled apart the concept of comedy itself, dishing up an insight into Gadsby's past, Douglas took comedy fans on a "tour from the dog park to the renaissance and back". It toured stages across Australia and New Zealand in late 2019 and early 2020, and then hit Netflix a year ago.

Next on the agenda: following up both of those supremely popular shows, and doing so in-person. Between July and November this year, Gadsby will be doing just that thanks to her new stand-up set Body of Work. It'll tour Australia in 2021, before heading to the UK, European and North America in early 2022.

Despite spending the past year sitting out the pandemic, as we all have, Gadsby's humour won't have lost its charms. She'll be kicking off her tour in Canberra, then heading to Albury, Newcastle, Hobart, Launceston, Darwin, Bendigo, Albany, Bunbury, Mandurah, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. And yes, she'll be playing Sydney, too, although those dates and details haven't yet been revealed.


July 23–24 — Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra
July 26 — Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury
July 29 — Newcastle Civic Theatre, Newcastle
August 5–7 — Theatre Royal, Hobart
August 15–16 — Princess Theatre, Launceston
August 22 — Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
August 27 — Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
September 1 — Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany
September 3 — Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury
September 4 — Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah
September 10–11 — Regal Theatre, Perth
October 26–31 — Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
November 26–27 — QPAC, Brisbane
Dates TBC — Sydney

Hannah Gadsby's 'Body of Work' will tour Australia from July to November 2021. For further details —  and to buy pre-sale tickets from Wednesday, May 12 and general tickets from 9am on Friday, May 14 — head to the comedian's website.

Published on May 10, 2021 by Sarah Ward
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