Dame Edna prepares final stage show tour
Dame Edna Everage, the Tony Award-winning drag act known for her purple hair and oversized rhinestone eyeglasses, will soon open her final stage show tour in Australia.
Barry Humphries, the actor and satirist who created Australia’s selfproclaimed housewife-superstar 57 years ago, wants to take the farewell show, “Eat Pray Laugh,” to Britain and New York over the next two years after the two-month Australian tour that begins in Canberra on June 22, his publicist Kerry O’brien said Tuesday.
At 78, Mr. Humphries said, the time has come to retire all his various alter egos from the stage, the most famous of whom is Dame Edna.
“She’s a little weary of touring and strange hotels,” Mr. Humphries told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio in Canberra, explaining his most enduring